Tokyo, October 28, 2006: David Beckham is unsettled. David Beckham is on the bench. David Beckham wants to leave Spain.
Life is never dull in the Beckham household -- or Beckingham Palace as we say in England, after the Queen's royal residency, Buckingham Palace, in London, of course.
Maybe David wants to move again; a final challenge in his roller-coaster career.
All of which has got me thinking: I wonder if any J.League team is considering making a move for King David the Lionheart?
I hope so, because the time is right if they are going to do it. Beckham unsettled, clubs looking for new foreign players for next season...Posh Spice loving the attention of the Japanese media. Yup, it all makes sense to me.
So come on Nissan, Toyota or Mikitani-san at Kobe. Marinos and Grampus need a boost and you two have lots of cash, while Vissel could come back to J1 next season with a full house of season ticket-holders -- and Beckham would provide value for money, unlike the disastrous signing of that Turkish bench-warmer at the 2002 World Cup.
Beckham loves his football, would be an ambassador for the game, a role model for the kids, an idol for male and female fans alike. Crowds would go through the roof. The eyes of the football world would be on Japan.
Personally, I think the new England coach, Steve McClaren, made a big mistake by cutting Beckham from the squad so quickly. I thought he had a decent World Cup, even though England did not, and he still has much to offer.
This idea may sound ridiculous to some, but why should not a Japanese club make a serious attempt to sign Becks and Posh and the young Beckhaminhos?
There are even reports that Beckham might end his career in the United States, playing Major League Soccer.
If he's thinking about that, then I am sure he would consider Japan, too.
He might be expensive, but think about all the money J.League clubs waste on third-rate Brazilians.
Come on, J.League clubs, go for it. It's not a dream!