Why go on loan when you can own?
AC Milan could be about to lose their new hero… to Leyton Orient. David Beckham’s most trusted adviser is in talks about a possible takeover of the struggling League One outfit, according to the club’s current owner. Barry Hearn has said discussions have taken place with Beckham’s agent Terry Byrne.
Hearn said: “It’s true I’m in discussions with Terry Byrne over the possibility of selling Orient. I’ve always said I’m a fan of the club but it doesn’t mean I have to be the owner so long as I can guarantee its long-term survival. At this stage we’re only in discussions but it only takes a minute to agree something if it’s in the best interests of the club.”
Local boy Becks is reportedly interested in bailing out his old neighbours. But would he pack in life at a top European club to play at a much lower standard? Maybe not again.