David Beckham hints at becoming first player-owner but is it feasible?

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Former Manchester United star David Beckham has hinted that he could come out of retirement to play for his Miami franchise in MLS, becoming the first ever player-owner.

Beckham is set to see his franchise enter Major League Soccer in 2016 or 2017, depending on ongoing issues surrounding where a stadium could be built, and his recent comments suggest he could play for them.

The 39-year-old retired from the game last May, ending his illustrious 20-year career with Paris Saint-Germain in France.

But speaking in a BBC documentary set to be released on Monday, Beckham has stated that he questions whether or not he could still play.

"Now I go to watch a basketball game and, when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, for me it gives me that itch again and I want to be back in the game.

"Then and I start thinking to myself ‘Could I play again? Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again? There’s never been a player-owner, but maybe?"

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star would be at least 41 by the time his Miami team are in the league, and it is unlikely that he could keep up with the pace of the game at that age.

Then again, he could make a substitute appearance from time to time, delivering his dangerous set-pieces into the box and would have no one to answer to if that is what he wanted.

As spectacular as it would be to see 'Becks' back in action, his comments may be a step too far for the England legend, who hasn't played for over 13 months.

Perhaps featuring in Miami's first ever game could be enough to give Beckham a taste of what he is missing, and it would be a brilliant occasion for everyone associated with the beautiful game.

Could Beckham come out of retirement and play?

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