Nov 26, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT
None of us really know what Simon Fuller and 19 Entertainment are cooking up for David Beckham, and what kind of future goodies they might be considering as the Galaxy man plots his next move.
In terms of expanding the Beckham brand, a stint in Australia or Asia makes more sense. But if we’re talking about rounding out one of the most famous athletic careers the world has ever seen, completing the circle with a final professional flourish in England sounds like a splendid final chapter, doesn’t it?
Sunday, that became a little bit more of a possibility when new Queen’s Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp, who takes over this week at Loftus Road in West London, set the table with comments made Sunday to BBC Radio Five Live.
“I’m sure he could still play in the Premier League. … He is a top player and a fantastic person. We had him at Tottenham training and he was amazing around the place, absolute class.
“I haven’t discussed it with the chairman [Tony Fernandes] at the moment so we’d have to look at that but David could still certainly be a great asset to anybody, showing people how to train, how to look after yourself.
“His professionalism is second to none.”
The spell at Tottenham mentioned was back in January of 2011, when Redknapp attempted to sign Beckham on loan. Unable to sort out the terms, Beckham trained in London for a month instead of joining on a loan assignment.
QPR spent lavishly in the summer transfer window as Fernandes signed off on pricey signings such as Julio Cesar, Jose Bosingwa, Park Ji-sung and Esteban Granero. It looks like a failed bit now as QPR sits bottom of the table today, without a single league victory.
So additional high-priced arrivals seem highly unlikely now at Loftus Road. That means something more creative may be required, something like a possible short-term Beckham deal, perhaps.
Apr 20, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT
Raheem Sterling shined and they held off a charging Norwich at the end to go five points clear at the top.
Apr 20, 2014, 8:35 AM EDT
Mesut Ozil returns for Arsenal after a 6-week absence, can he lead Arsenal’s charge for the top four?
Apr 20, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT
With a reduced role under David Moyes, Welbeck may search elsewhere in the Premier League for a better managerial relationship.
Apr 20, 2014, 7:13 AM EDT
The Reds are well on their way to going top, but Norwich are battling with attacks of their own.
Apr 20, 2014, 6:37 AM EDT
It’s all on the line for both teams this morning in a massive game for each end of the table. Liverpool can put one hand on the title trophy with a win today, going five clear at the top.
Apr 20, 2014, 4:57 AM EDT
Liverpool can go five clear before David Moyes makes his return to Goodison Park.
Apr 20, 2014, 3:53 AM EDT
Dallas stayed at the top of the Western Conference, while Seattle improved to 3-0-1 on the road.
Apr 20, 2014, 2:39 AM EDT
Seattle’s high-priced strike tandem produced another late winner, giving the Sounders their fourth win of the season.
Apr 20, 2014, 1:51 AM EDT
Two huge saves in the final minutes from Nick Rimando keep RSL unbeaten.
Apr 20, 2014, 1:05 AM EDT
Goal difference has the defending champions on top of the Eastern Conference.
Apr 20, 2014, 12:35 AM EDT
Two more goals off set pieces gave FC Dallas its fifth win of the season.
Apr 19, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT
Juan Guzman gave Giancarlo Gonzalez a pass. Columbus came back to claim a draw.
Apr 19, 2014, 10:11 PM EDT
Two separate leads were pulled back as the Whitecaps fought back at BC Place.
Apr 19, 2014, 9:24 PM EDT
NBC’s team on the scene reacts to the day’s big result:
Apr 19, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT
San Jose remains without a win beside playing the second place Rapids to a standstill.
Apr 19, 2014, 7:43 PM EDT
Look back at a Saturday that helped bring clarity to the Premier League’s title race.
Apr 19, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT
Two weeks ago, it was Mike Magee. On Saturday, it was Juan Luis Anagonó who couldn’t covert late from the spot.
Apr 19, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT
Will Bruin and Andrew Wenger came close, but neither were able to keep his team from playing out a scoreless draw.
Apr 19, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT
A host of teams are battling it out to determine who will fill Germany’s European spots. Meanwhile, the rush to avoid the drop continues.
Apr 19, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT
Chicago goes for its first win while New England looks to make it two-in-a-row, and it all starts at 4:00 p.m. ET on NBC/NBC Sports Live Extra:
- Norwich City 2-3 Liverpool: Sterling, Reds with one hand on the title 0
- Premier League Sunday Preview: Liverpool’s chance to tighten its grip; Fourth place in focus 0
- MLS Roundup: Sporting climbs to first in East; RSL stays undefeated 0
- Late Martins goal gives Seattle full points at Chivas USA (video) 0
- Grabavoy winner prolongs Portland’s agony against Real Salt Lake (video) 0
- Pérez’s late goal gives FC Dallas 2-1 win over Toronto FC (video) 2