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Allardyce 'would like to see Beckham at West Ham'

ESPN staff
November 22, 2012

Sam Allardyce has thrown his endorsement behind the potential signing of David Beckham at West Ham.

Beckham confirmed on Monday he will leave Los Angeles Galaxy after he plays his final game for the club on December 1. It is rumoured that he will head for new frontiers in Australia.

However, West Ham United co-owner David Gold expressed his belief that Beckham would be a good capture for the Hammers, who are currently seventh in the Premier League table.

And club manager Allardyce added further weight to the Hammers' interest, saying in the Sun: "Yes I would like to see a fit David Beckham at West Ham.

"But he would need to come and do a fitness test like any other player."

Gold had earlier been quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror: "He was an ambassador for the London 2012 bid and it would be a fantastic statement if he came to us.

"He's an East End boy and it would be a fitting end to his career. We've also been mindful of his value as an ambassador to help us secure the Olympic Stadium."

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