December always gives fans a barrel full of rumors to sort through as reports begin flying about who is going where. One of the more talked about player destinations over the last week has been where David Beckham will play.
Beckham has decided to end his spell with the Los Angeles Galaxy after this weekend's MLS Cup. Rumors have attached Beckham to multiple places in England, Paris Saint-Germain and others.
BBC Sport reports that Beckham will begin talks with AS Monaco of Ligue 2. This comes as a bit of a surprise considering the top-division clubs who have been linked to Beckham.
It makes sense for Monaco to pursue Becks as the heavily-financed outfit are looking to return to Ligue 1. Since Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev became majority owner of Monaco in 2011, it has been no secret they desire to become a large club on the European scene.
While Beckham would more than likely be a short term addition, he could be a very valuable one. He would help Monaco get back to Ligue 1, where their money and location could attract top-tier talent.
Beckham would also raise the profile of the club through the jersey sales and media coverage that will inevitably follow him.
Beckham would also be joining forces with Claudio Ranieri, who is widely respected in the coaching ranks.
What that may be most attractive for Beckham in this circumstance are the location of Monaco and perhaps a challenge he has yet to take on: the challenge of helping to lift a team through a promotion to the top level.
As we have seen before, you never know with Beckham.