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Beck To His Roots?

by | 12th, March 2004

‘THE award for the biggest punt in this morning’s papers goes to the Sun, which claims that David Beckham is on his way back to England…and to Stamford Bridge.

England expects

The paper says that Chelsea’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has made Beckham his No.1 target and is preparing a huge offer for the star.

That may be true, but why would Beckham – who gives every indication of being happy in Madrid – want to return to England?

The Sun suggests that Victoria’s inability to settle in Spain and her fears for her husband’s safety are the reason why the Beckhams have decided not to renew the lease on their £4.5m Madrid house and axed plans to enrol Brooklyn into Madrid’s top English-speaking school.

And Real, it says, “may be sympathetic to letting the Gallatico move if they felt the strain of missing his family was too much”.

The Mail suggests that Beckham may also be on his way back to England, saying Real officials “are preparing to receive a transfer request from their star midfielder”.

And it says Real would allow him to leave for slightly more than the £17.2m the club paid Manchester United up front.

Homesick or not, why Beckham would want to trade Real Madrid for Chelsea is beyond us, and we fully expect to see him turning out for the Madrilenos next season.

Meanwhile, another Spanish club, Real Mallorca, were on the end of an English drubbing last night, falling 4-1 to Newcastle in the first leg of their Uefa

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