The gossip press must be loving it that David Beckham may come and play in the Premier League, well at least for a couple of months.
Beckham – with former Galaxy and Newcastle manager Ruud Gullit
David went on loan at Milan last year, and he picked up his Achilles injury that not only ruled him out of the World Cup, but also out of the LA Galaxy MLS games until the very last few games of the season.
So we’d be a little surprised if David is even allowed to go out on loan by the Galaxy, although the news is that there are a multitude of European clubs that want him this month.
That’s probably got as much to do with the revenue and publicity Beckham will generate for the club, rather than what he can do on the field of play in a little over two months, before he will need to return to LA to prepare for the MLS season.
Newcastle have expressed an interest in bringing the former England captain to Tyneside, and that’s a bit of a surprise to us, but it may be coming form Alan Pardew rather than the powers that be at Newcastle – ala – Mike Ashley.
Newcastle hope to at least speak to the player, and this is what Alan said yesterday when asked about Beckham:
“I don’t know,” “He’s a player that could play in this team and add something to this squad.“
“Whether he’s available to us, I’m really not aware of that yet.”
The great thing about David Beckham is not only has the man matured in front of our eyes over the last 14 years or so, but he is as keen to play football as when he was a youngster.
His enthusiasm for the game is there for all to see, and his feet are still firmly on the ground, and he doesn’t seem to get carried away with his enormous celebrity.
But in truth it’s a good news story, but Newcatsle will have little to no chance of getting Beckham on loan, but there seems to be a good chance Newcastle could end up with Robbie Keane on loan from Tottenham.
This is what Alan Pardew said about possible players from Spurs who could include Niko Kranjcar and David Bentley, in addition to Robbie::
“I can’t say I haven’t spoken to Spurs. I spoke to the people down there after we’d played against them last week.”
“We talked about players and different things like that. They want to do some movement this month and we want to do some movement as well.”
“Whether we take some players from Spurs, though, is a question I can’t answer. We are looking at doing something in the market.”
“And I have not attempted to hide the fact that we want to add an offensive player.”
Newcastle could do a lot worse than bring in a couple of Spurs players from Keane, Bentley and Kranjcar – as all three players have class, and seemingly could do a job at Newcastle.
Maybe Keane on loan to see how it goes, and buying either Bentley or Kranjcar would be a good start.
What do you think?