Beckham Wants EU Loan; If It’s England, Only Man U


Speaking after the receiving his BBC Sports Lifetime Achievement Award this week David Beckham confirmed he would like to go on loan somewhere in Europe in hopes of increasing his fitness enough to be called back to the English national team.  Said Beckham:

….it would be nice to go somewhere because I want to keep myself fit and within a chance of getting called up for England again.  To do that, I have to be somewhere, so fingers crossed.

Beckham did make a point to emphasize that if that loan were to the Premier league he would only consider returning to his original club, Manchester United, and as you can see from his comments he has a realistic view of his chances:

It’s one of the most competitive leagues in the world and maybe one day I’ll come back and play here, but I’ve always said it will only be for Manchester United.  I’m not holding my breath on that one but we’ll have to wait and see. Going back to AC Milan is not possible because of getting on to the roster for such a short space of time.

It’s impressive to see Beckham stick to his club loyalty even if the odds of such a scenario are incredibly remote.  The LA Galaxy have publicly stated they expect Beckham to be in training camp and play the 5th year of his 5-year, $32.5 million dollar MLS contract which would make a European loan nearly impossible.