World Football Transfer Talk: 4 EPL Teams That Should Fight for David Beckham
There are four Premier League teams that should be fighting over David Beckham's signature once the MLS season has ended.
Beckham's contract is due to expire on Dec. 31st, and the LA Galaxy player has not ruled out a return to England's top flight.
Beckham, who has expressed interest in being included in Great Britain's 2012 Olympic football team, will be hoping to find a way to play first team football ahead of the summer games.
The former Manchester United player has not played in Europe since 2010 when he was loaned to AC Milan.
So, without further ado, here are the four Premier League teams that should be fighting it out for David Beckham's signature.
At the moment, Bolton are the worst team in the Premier League. Owen Coyle's club have started the season horrendously, having taken three points from seven games.
The club's best player from last season Stuart Holden has only played one match this year and is expected to be sidelined for five months after undergoing surgery on his right knee.
Bolton should be doing everything they can to get David Beckham to join them in January. The club has no outstanding midfield talent which means Beckham would surely get some playing time.
It is unlikely that, in January, Bolton will still be in the position they currently find themselves in. But if they do, Beckham is a quality player that can help lift them from the relegation zone.
Bolton Wanderers need a player like David Beckham, and their ability to sign the former Three Lions captain may be the difference between relegation and success in the Premier League.
It is no secret that Everton possess one of the shallowest squads in the Premier League. Mikel Arteta left the Merseyside club to join Arsenal on transfer deadline day, which only added to this problem.
David Moyes has continued to perform excellently at Everton, and the club are currently 13th in the league. With seven points from six games, Everton are outperforming many experts' expectations.
Signing David Beckham to their squad would not only provide the Toffees with more depth, but it would also help provide the creative midfield play that departed with Mikel Arteta.
The club have managed to perform well enough to start the season, but a squad as thin as Everton's cannot survive a full campaign in the Premier League.
It is also worth noting that Everton have done previous business with Beckham's current club, the LA Galaxy, when signing Galaxy forward Landon Donovan on loan in 2009.
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion currently sit at 16th in the Premier League with five points from seven games. Despite having one of the better defensive records in the top flight, the Baggies are having trouble putting the ball in the net.
Albion have scored just five goals so far this season, and if their offensive struggles continue, they will find themselves in some serious trouble.
Signing David Beckham would provide a much needed midfield lift for Roy Hodgson and his men.
With quality forwards such as Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie, a midfield distributor like David Beckham would help improve the offensive record of the club.
Another benefit of Beckham signing for West Brom would be his chance to work with Roy Hodgson. The English tactician is known for getting the most out of his players. If he could help Beckham find his form, it would certainly help the Galaxy player's chances of getting in the England squad.
There is no question that Arsenal have been rocked by the recent departures of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas. The midfield duo have left gaping holes in the Arsenal squad that have yet to be filled.
While Arsenal have signed Mike Arteta and Yossi Benayoun, the latter on loan, the Gunners have not been able to find their form yet this season.
Signing David Beckham, a proven Premier League player, would not only add much needed experience to the dressing room, but it would also add a creative midfielder that can distribute the ball.
Beckham would benefit from being with a high profile club. If he were to gain a regular role with the Gunners, it would certainly help him realize his Olympic ambitions.