Moyes eyes shock move for Beckham
Published 27/11/2010 | 05:00
THE possibility of David Beckham making an unexpected return to the English game has been raised after David Moyes revealed that all England's most-capped outfield player would have to do to set up a move to Everton is "pick up the phone".
It is seven and a half years since Beckham last appeared in the Premier League, as a Manchester United player, with a transfer to Real Madrid being followed by a move to the Los Angeles Galaxy and two loan spells at AC Milan.
It was expected that the 35-year-old midfielder would see out his career with the Galaxy, but Moyes has offered a surprise chance for Beckham to end his playing days in the country where he made his name.
Beckham played with Moyes during a loan spell at Preston North End in the formative stages of his United career and the Everton manager would be keen to resume their working relationship, particularly because he is yet to receive an affirmative response from Landon Donovan, who has been invited to join the Merseyside club from the Galaxy for a second loan spell.
"I would hope that if David Beckham wanted to come, he would pick up the phone and call me," Moyes said. "If he wanted to come back to the Premier League, he would only need to pick up the phone to me or Phil (Neville). I would have to go to the chairman and ask if we could do it.
"I have had no definite yes or no from Landon. It will be the middle to the end of December when he makes his mind up."