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How David Beckham may be lured to Blackburn

Could the World Cup hopeful go from Los Angeles to Lancashire?

David Beckham and Michel Salgado

When his self-imposed US exile expires, David Beckham is likely to rejoin AC Milan: he recently reasoned that the move would be born out of “patriotism” and passionate for his country”, perhaps not realising that Milan isn’t in England.

However, a transfer back to the Premiership is still a possibility, and the latest club to be thrown into the fray are Blackburn. They are linked to Mr B via 412-year-old Spanish defender and former Real Madrid teammate Michel Salgado:

“David and I are still friends. He asked me all about my new club.

“Could I get David to Blackburn? Of course I’ll have to speak with him.

“The problem might be we have to collect money from the players to pay his wages.”

Spoiler bonus: We don’t think that Beckham will be lured to Ewood Park by the prospect of playing with his old amigo, so Blackburn will have to remain internationally famous only for its mention in this song…

5 responses so far
  • Richard // September 15, 2009 at 10:04 am

    What’s with your spiteful tone? Blackburn actually won the league back in 94/95, did you forget that? The club has got a history to be proud of and I’m sick of everybody else writing them down.

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t for a minute believe Becks will go to Blackburn, that would be ridiculous… But there is still no need to slag off Rovers every chance you get. And yes, it’s the “spoiler bonus” I’m referring to.

    It’s unprofessional and childish.

  • Ryan Bailey // September 15, 2009 at 10:15 am

    It’s not meant to be spiteful, Richard. I quite like Blackburn and regard the season they won it as the ‘golden era’ of the Premier League. The song simply contains one of the very few references to Blackburn in popular culture.

  • Hax // September 15, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I agree with you Richard. Its starting to annoy me how much we are regarded as a joke. Had it been another team like Tottenham, Everton, Fulham and even Sunderland then this rumour would have been accepted with maturity. But since its BLackburn its considered a joke. I know for a fact we can never get Beckham but neother can the clubs mentioned above…

  • David Beckham // September 15, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Ah well, I was going to come to Blackburn too, but as you have so little confindence in your clubs ambitions, I think I’ll give a miss this time, Cheerio, Becks…

  • Geoff // November 4, 2009 at 10:07 am

    awww get the volins out… get a grip blackburn fans

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