If bookmakers are to be believed to be correct, which they usually are, David Beckham’s next club will be AS Monaco. Odds have been slashed from 20/1 into as short as 4/5 that the glamorous Englishman will move to the club situated on the Côte d’Azur.
AC Milan, Paris-Saint-Germain and some Middle-Eastern clubs were also looking to sign the 37-year-old but instead it looks as if he has chosen the club managed by former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri.
Beckham has been a free agent since December, when he left his and Robbie Keane’s club LA Galaxy, and the prospect of joining Monaco will no doubt present a lucrative deal. The fashion icon, who is known as much for his style as his football, has been involved in many commercially driven transfers since leaving Manchester United in 2003 when he joined a team of stars at Real Madrid.
From there, he moved to LA Galaxy in 2007 and remained there until December of last year. Now, the English international, who also completed two loan spells at AC Milan, looks set to move to another attractive city.
Should he relocate to the principality, Beckham will be turning down a move to PSG, instead favouring second tier French football until they get promoted.
Monaco are top of the Ligue 2 table at the moment, two points clear of Nantes, and are favourites to win promotion.