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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

David Beckham hints at possible comeback

David BeckhamDavid Beckham is in the process of starting his own MLS franchise in Miami. The 39-year-old retired from soccer in May 2013, but is he thinking about making a comeback to play for his own team?

In a recent documentary on BBC One, Beckham made some remarks that have ignited speculation across the soccer world.

“There’s never been a player-owner, but maybe?” Beckham said.

Beckham’s documentary, which airs on Monday, follows him on an 800-mile travel by motorcycle, canoe and plane into the Amazon rainforest. He admitted he has been tempted to come out of retirement but has been “enjoying the rest.”

“Now I go to watch a basketball game and, when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, it gives me that itch again and I want to be back in the game and I start thinking to myself ‘Could I play again?'” Beckham asked. “Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again?'”

Beckham is exploring the possibility of building a 75,000-seat stadium in Miami, though his team could begin playing games elsewhere as early as 2016. That means he would be over 40 by the time he had a chance to suit up for his club, so it seems unlikely.

Having said that, Beckham returning for a season or even a few games would be a great business move. It would certainly help him sell more tickets.

H/T USA Today

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