David Beckham hints at shock playing return

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David Beckham has been very active following his retirement from football in May of last year, but it seems that the former England captain is getting that itch to play the beautiful game again.

The global superstar hasn't kicked a competitive ball in 13 months and is currently working on his Miami MLS franchise, but according to an interview with the BBC, he could be set for a shock comeback.

"Now I go to watch a basketball game and, when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, it gives me that itch again and I want to be back in the game and I start thinking to myself 'Could I play again? Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again?'" Beckham said in a BBC One documentary that is set to come out next Monday.

Could the 39-year old be possibly serious? His Miami team aren't scheduled to compete in Major League Soccer until 2017, at which point the set-piece maestro will be well into his 40's and not getting any younger.

"There's never been a player-owner but maybe?"

Those are Beckham's words. A lot of former professionals get that urge to play again, not being comfortable in retirement and always looking for that rush that their playing days provided at the peak of their careers. But it's different with D.Beck. He was happy in retirement, refuting any comeback claims straight away for a whole year as he enjoyed the calm and now out of the blue this has sprung up.

The first player-owner in football history? Don't rule it out just yet. And if anyone was to do it, then David Beckham is the best option to break that barrier.

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