Beckham eyes move, England recall
David Beckham has revealed he wants to play for a European club this winter in a bid to win back his England place. The midfielder has spent the last two winters on loan from
The 35-year-old, who last night received the BBC sports personality's lifetime achievement award, said: "I won't be going back to AC Milan this time because is not possible to go on to the roster for such a short length of time.
"But I will be going back somewhere as I want to keep myself fit and keep myself in with a chance of getting called up for England again. To do that, I have to be somewhere so fingers crossed I can sort something out."
Beckham, whose Major League Soccer season with the
"It is a great league and one of the most competitive in the world. Maybe one day I will come back here but I have always said that it will only be for Manchester United. I am not holding my breath on that one, but we will have to wait and see. But definitely not Preston (where he played on loan as a teenager) - it's too cold up there!"
Beckham has not played for England since suffering a torn Achilles tendon in March that kept him out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, but he made a successful return for the
"My body feels great after my injury," the free-kick specialist said. "I always said I needed to get that back into order and keep my fitness and we will see."
Beckham was teary-eyed after receiving a standing ovation that lasted more than two minutes from the great and the good of British sport at the BBC awards last night, and he admitted to being dumbfounded at the depth of feeling towards him.
"That was one of the best reactions I have had from an audience, and I have to thank them because it was incredible," he said. "I had to try to hold back the tears because I could see my wife getting emotional and my mum bawling as usual. My children were sat there too, and it tipped me over the edge.
"One of the things I said I was going to say and then forgot was that receiving a lifetime achievement award is something you normally get at the end of a career. I still feel that I am starting a new chapter, to be honest. I still feel that I am playing well and playing on and can still do it. I have not finished yet.
"I wake up every day and want to achieve something. I have to be a good role model for my children and other children out there. I love the game and am not done with playing the game yet. I might be 35 years old but I still feel that I can play at the top level for another couple of years. Hopefully I can do that."