Hammer our way ‘Beck’ up the Premier League!
With the rumour mill in full flow about David Beckham’s next club, I can’t help but wonder what the West Ham fans would think of the Hammers securing the signature of ‘Goldenballs’.
When asked, I instinctively respond positively. It’s David Beckham! Doesn’t that make it a ‘no brainer’?
But how would he fit in to our ever growing squad? With Matt Jarvis, Joe Cole, Vaz Te and Matty Taylor fighting it out on the wings, that would leave the middle. But who would make way for the ex captain of England? Noble? I hope not. He plays for that badge every time he pulls on the claret and blue shirt and improves with every game. Diame? The powerhouse that has proved to be influential in most games he has been involved in. Nolan? Could our captain fantastic be in trouble? I doubt it. Big Sam holds him in high regard, and if talk is true, our skipper is a massive driving force on and off the pitch; a true leader.
Watching Beckham in the MLS Final he looked as though he had lost some pace, which is expected at his age, but his delivery was still incredible. It is an exciting thought to imagine Beckham swinging in one of his inch perfect crosses and seeing Andy Carroll rising above the opposing defenders to head home goal after goal.
Then, as my day dream ends, it dawns on me. What an incredible piece of business it would be to sign ‘Becks’. His brand is gold dust. Imagine the money it would bring to the club. His professionalism is outstanding, and I have no doubt that he could teach the young players many things, but just having him involved with the club would surely generate huge amounts of money that could benefit us greatly. Just look what his arrival did at LA Galaxy, ‘Beckham Mania’ was at its highest. Worldwide.
It would certainly generate money, but on the flip side, how much would he cost? At 37 he is hardly an investment for the future.
I’m rather torn by this prospect. So, West Ham fans, would you be in favour of signing this ‘Golden Oldie’? If so, where would you play him?