Monday, 26 September 2011

QPR bid for Beckham

Becks: out and about in LA
It's the story that won't go away. Armed with big bucks, Queen's Park Rangers are holding on to their dream of bringing David Beckham back to the Premier League.

The former England, but future Team GB skipper's looking for full match fitness in England as his own dream of playing for all four home nations at London 2012 beckons (Beckhams?)

Arab-owned Paris St.Germain fished around for his signature for a short while, but it's Tony Fernandes and his hurriedly assembled reputation for pro-active wheeler-dealing in the transfer market that gives this one legs.

Beckham's 37; he's probably played his last game for England (lap of honour/last-minute sub appearance possibility aside) - and a top Champions League club won't be in a hurry to sign him up now.
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It's left to clubs looking for an injection of showbiz that'll attract Beckham, particularly a London one like the R's.

Spurs were keen, but they've progressed too far under Harry Redknapp - and interest cooled after that Achilles tendon snap just before last summer's World Cup which more or less ended Beckham's top-level career.

Rangers looked surefire fodder for the drop after the opening day 4-nil drubbing at home to Bolton, but the arrivals of Luke Young, Joey Barton, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Jay Bothroyd and Anton Ferdinand give them craft, number, depth and experience. Beckham would add a stupendous round of applause when he was subbed too! 23 Beckham in hoops? lovely for the Rangers faithful.

I hope this transfer happens. It's perfect timing, a perfect setting and frankly, time is being called on the multi-haircutted one's illustrious career. 

Because the Ravens will have left Beckingham Palace this time next year.

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