David Beckham Hints He Might Play for His Miami MLS Team
"There has never been a player-owner, but maybe?" David Beckham says during a BBC documentary set to air next week, and that's all it takes to fuel speculation that the retired superstar may be considering playing for the team he brings to Miami.
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The documentary follows Beckham on a 12-day trip into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but the idea of playing soccer again comes up.
"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? Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again?'" he continues.
Beckham retired in May 2013 after a short stint with Paris St-Germain. His Miami team is not expected to make their debut until at least 2016. Beckham would be 40 at the beginning of that season.
Is Beckham seriously thinking about returning to the big green, or is this just another move in his ongoing efforts to drum up public support for his proposed plan to bring a soccer stadium to Museum Park?
Interestingly the news comes as Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso has called for the city and the team to "take a breather" from negotiations. According to The Herald, the team has proposed a plan in which they'd pay the city $500,000-a-year as a sort of rent for the use of public land. The city however may want as much $14 million.