Former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England midfielder David Beckham has had thoughts about coming out of retirement, ESPN
Beckham called time on his playing career in 2013 after helping Paris Saint-Germain to win the Ligue 1 title, having also appeared for Milan and the LA Galaxy. Beckham is fronting a BBC documentary that sees him travel around Brazil and has admitted he has had thoughts of returning.
“Now I go to watch a basketball game and, when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, for me it gives me that itch again and I want to be back in the game then,” Beckham revealed.
“I start thinking to myself ‘Could I play again? Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again?” he added. “There’s never been a player-owner, but maybe?”
Beckham is involved with the establishment of a new MLS franchise in Miami, with the as-yet-unnamed team due to join the league in 2016 or 2017.
Beckham made more than 700 appearances in his club career, winning six Premier League titles with United and one with Madrid as well as the trophy with PSG. He also earned 115 caps for England, scoring 17 goals and captaining his country for a number of years.
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