Beckham seeks Premier League return to prolong his England career

October 17th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI  

David Beckham

London, Oct 17 (ANI): LA Galaxy star David Beckham may return to the English Premier League in an effort to prolong his England career under coach Fabio Capello.

Although the former England captain trained with Arsenal in January, that move failed to convince Capello that he should select Beckham for Englands friendly against Switzerland in February, The Telegraph reported.

With Beckhams Major League Soccer side, LA Galaxy, facing elimination from the end-of-season play-offs, Beckhams club season could be over in two weeks. Apart from a two-match Galaxy tour to New Zealand and Australia in December, he will play no club football until next April.

Beckham, 33, knows he needs top-class first-team football if he is to add to his 107 England caps.

His advisers are in talks with Arsenal about training again with Arsene Wengers side ahead of the friendly against Germany in Berlin on Nov ember19.

If selected, Beckham would equal the 108-cap outfield record of World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore. He is also interested in joining a Premier League club and is looking to get permission from LA Galaxy.

Beckham, who played a brief role as a substitute in Englands 3-1 win over Belarus on Wednesday, has given no indication that he wants to retire from international football.

He took time out on Thursday to praise the new regime under Capello, which has brought England their best start to a World Cup qualifying campaign. (ANI)

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