Here at the Football Transfer Tavern we raised our eyebrows when we saw David Beckham training with Arsenal and the Daily Mirror claim this is not about to lead to a move for the former Manchester United player.
Becks of course is considering his future after leaving LA Galaxy and has been linked to a number of clubs. The midfielder won everything there was to win in the MLS and decided it was time to move his family back to London. After moves to the Far East and Italy were either rejected or did not quite come off, the former England skipper has been left to ponder his future.
Arsene Wenger claimed that all Arsenal got out of allowing the 37-year-old to train with them was: “Questions in a press conference and helping someone who deserved it.”
He elaborated further noting: “He has asked to come here and to work on his fitness. He has not done anything for a long, long time. He has come here to try and be fit again. There’s no speculation about signing or anything. I believe that he’s come here purely on fitness purposes.”
Of course Becks is a media darling and the press would be thrilled to see him end his career in England yet The Times reported in November that the player himself would be reluctant to join another Premier League club due to his illustrious spell at Old Trafford and lingering affection for Manchester United.