David Beckham Trains With Arsenal
He has yet to make any firm decisions about his footballing future but David Beckham set his fans speculating when he was spotted training with Arsenal FC on Tuesday.
The 37-year-old former England captain joined the team at their state-of-the-art Hertfordshire training HQ, while considering his next move after leaving his last team LA Galaxy at the end of December.
While Beckham has insisted he had just joined the Gunners in a bid to maintain his fitness, many will see the training day as the latest indication that the father-of-four is set to sign with the Premier League club.
Beckham wore the training kit of flop striker Marouane Chamakh, who is currently on loan at West Ham, as he trained with the team.
He was later seen sharing a joke with Jack Wilshere, Lukas Podolski and the rest of the squad.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder is determined to prove he can still play at the highest level.
Beckham trained with Arsenal in 2008 and with their north London rivals Tottenham two years ago, during the MLS off-season.
He is currently a free agent and in no rush to make his next move as he can sign outside of this transfer window.
Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s meeting with Liverpool on Wednesday, Arsene Wenger said: ‘He called me. He has asked to come here and to work on his fitness. He has not done anything for a long, long time.(It’s) purely for fitness. There’s no speculation about signing or anything.’
He said: ‘Nothing. To help somebody. We are open for people who behave well when they come here.’
Beckham has attracted interest from QPR and West Ham in the Premier League, and Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain in France.
There is also interest from the UAE, where former England boss Sven Eriksson himself is now technical director at Al Nasr in Dubai, and the Swede says he would welcome Beckham to the Middle East with open arms.
The Beckhams are in London after moving back to the UK following the end of his contract with Galaxy.
The family are currently renting a lavish Â£20million property in London from Touker Suleyman, boss of Ghost and Hawes & Curtis, while the Beckham brood will be educated at schools in the English capital.
His three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, have all started playing in Chelsea’s youth system within the past week.
Culled from Dailymail.co.uk