David Beckham linked with footballing comeback in India
David Beckham is being linked with a remarkable footballing comeback in the newly formed Indian Premier League.
Goldenballs announced he was hanging up his boots for good just last month, after a glittering career that included spells at Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, LA Galaxy and PSG.
However, reports in New Delhi have emerged suggesting that Goldenballs will end his retirement after less than a year when the two-month Indian season begins in January.
The suggestion is Sports Management group IMG are helping recruit recently retired stars like Beckham and old England pal Michael Owen to help boost publicity for the venture.
‘We are in the final stages of talks with the agents of Michael Owen and David Beckham so that they can play for two months in the new franchise-based tournament,’ one inside source from the All India Football Federation told local media.
‘We are also pursuing former Spanish captain Raul Gonzalez.
‘Both Beckham and Owen are very excited about the idea of playing in India.’
The plan is for AIFF to license eight clubs with a squad of 25 players apiece to play a series of matches between January 14 to March 13 next year.
Whether there is any truth in the reports of Beckham’s involvement remains to be seen.