Reports in England are suggesting that Real Madrid could be set for a surprise swoop for AC Milan midfielder David Beckham this summer. It is thought that the Spanish club will make a bid for their ex-player, but only if Florention Perez becomes the club’s next President. Should the rumour that Madrid would be keen to bring Beckham back turn out to be true, they would have to part with at least £10m for his services. This is quite a lot of money for someone who turns 34 in May, especially when you consider his likely wage demands as well.
What are the chances of Perez winning the race to become Real Madrid’s next President though? Well, at this moment in time he is the favourite to land the role. This is despite not officially announcing
that he would like to put his name forward for the position. However, an official source at the club has said that if he does decide to run for it, his main priority would be to ‘get Becks back’. It’s probably just a line to get votes, but an interesting line none the less.
This would mean taking him away from his LA Galaxy contract though and considering he is already missing part of the MLS season to fulfil his commitments to AC Milan – it is very unlikely. Would Beckham turn his back on LA Galaxy again? Probably not. Would he want to move his family back to Madrid again? Definitely not. AC Milan might even struggle to keep him beyond this season, let alone another top European club.
Juande Ramos is starting to build a fresh looking Madrid team anyway, so why turn the clock back to Beckham? Fair enough he has proven to be a success at the highest level again, but this simply proves that Madrid were probably too keen to make him move on back in the summer of 2007.
This summer presents a chance for Ramos to build a squad capable of challenging for all major honours and it would be careless if this was jeopardised by constant Beckham speculation.