Is David Beckham hinting at a possible MLS return?

By Mike Singer |

David Beckham with MLS commissioner Don Garber. (USATSI)

David Beckham, at 39 years old, may not be done with his soccer career quite yet.

Becks retired last year after an uninspiring run with Paris St. Germain, but the former England captain who's in the process of bringing an MLS franchise to Miami hinted of a possible return.

On a BBC documentary, Beckham said, "When I go to watch a basketball game and when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, for me it gives me that itch again, and I want to be back in the game. And then I start thinking to myself: ‘Could I play again? Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again?'”

The MLS has already announced a new franchise for Miami, the latest in a seemingly never-ending expansion approach, but Beckham is still working with the city to finalize an agreement on a stadium. They'll begin play in either 2016 or 2017, meaning that Beckham will be into his early forties.

You have to admit, coming out of retirement and taking to the pitch would be an extremely interesting promotional idea, especially for a franchise looking to cement itself with the community. Not to mention, it's got to be hard for him seeing numerous former European stars playing out the twilight of their careers in the MLS, but, in all likelihood, the physical demands would be too much.

“There's never been a player-owner, but maybe?” he nonchalantly added. Ok, Becks.

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