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Beckham to play for Argentina's River Plate for six months: 'why not?'

Monday, January 6th 2014 - 19:37 UTC
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The 38-year-old retired in the summer following a glittering career in Europe and the US The 38-year-old retired in the summer following a glittering career in Europe and the US

The great English player David Beckham could come out of retirement and sign a short term deal for Argentine giants River Plate, reports Argentine website Diario Veloz.

 Back in December, it was reported in the Mirror that Bolivian champions Bolivar wanted to offer the former England skipper a huge package for a short term deal, and now it appears that another South American club is keen to try out ‘brand Beckham’.

The 38-year-old retired in the summer following a glittering career that included spells at Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and PSG.

Despite this, Guillermo Tofoni, the owner of multi-million sports marketing company World Eleven, reckons River Plate could tempt one of football’s most famous sons back on to the field.

“David Beckham to play in River? Why not?” he said.

“In football, everything is possible,” Tofoni continued, before noting that Beckham’s former employers LA Galaxy have the same branding as the Argentine side.

Tofoni’s company World Eleven organize all of Argentina’s high-profile friendlies, and clearly have some financial pulling power in the football world.

The businessman though, says if Beckham signs it won’t just be for money, but for a chance to sample South American football. “If it comes, it would not just be for the money, but to play our football, too,” he added.

Beckham amassed 115 caps for England during his career, winning multiple league, cup and individual awards.

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  • Briton

    WELL,
    that will upset these argy [we want nothing from Britain brigade ] lolol.

    Jan 06th, 2014 - 08:01 pm 0
  • redp0ll

    Thats put paid for his aspirations of a knighthood. Lady Posh is miffed.

    Jan 06th, 2014 - 08:23 pm 0
  • ElaineB

    Not going to happen.

    Jan 06th, 2014 - 08:35 pm 0
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