David Beckham: Reunion with Leonardo Would Be Fitting End to Beckham's Career

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistSeptember 21, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KS - SEPTEMBER 05:  Mid Fielder David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy warms up before a game against Sporting Kansas City on September 5, 2011 at LiveStrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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David Beckham is in the twilight of his career. It's not his fault, it is just a fact of life. The 36-year-old is no longer a young man by an athlete's standard and he does not have a lot of time left playing at such a high level.

So what better way to end his soccer career than to reunite with former manager Leonardo Araujo?

The possibility certainly exists, at least if you believe Araujo.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Araujo said that he would welcome the English soccer star to his Paris Saint-Germain squad if a deal could be made with the L.A. Galaxy, Beckham's current squad.

'I coached him at AC Milan (where Beckham was loaned from MLS side LA Galaxy) and we created a good relationship.

'He is more than a football player—he’s a brand, a pop star. I would always consider him.

'He respects the rules, listens to you and wants the best for the team. That’s why for me he is a big example. I worked with him and that’s why I talk about his name,' Araujo said.

When Beckham decides that he wants to call it a career, he is going to want to go out in style. Playing for the L.A. Galaxy in the MLS is not going to be a big enough stage for his going away party.

But, due to his age and expensive price tag, his options in Europe are going to be limited.

I can't imagine a scenario in which he goes back to Real Madrid or Manchester United, the two squads that helped him become a superstar. However, a lower-tier club like Paris Saint-Germain would bring him in just to get a boost at the box office.

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It doesn't hurt that Beckham has a good relationship with Araujo, who is the sporting director for the club.

Beckham has not announced that he is going anywhere anytime soon. But a reunion with an old manager would be a fitting end to a great career.

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