Changing a Losing Team
remarked early on in December that he was definitely going to make changes to the squad in January. We know that players will be departing, but who exactly is Beckham looking to sign? Here, Sky Sports take a look at some of the players that have been linked with Beckham and FC Bayern Munchen this December.
A name that might not be known to the fans of Bayern, but one that Beckham holds in high regard. Legendre was brought to Aston Villa from Olympique Lyon by Beckham in 2015 and made his senior debut for the Villans at age 15 just a few months later - such was his talent. The French Under-21 international operates at left-back and will certainly be keen to join his old gaffer in Munich, but Villa might not be so keen on losing one of their best young talents.
Handed his senior debut by David Beckham in 2014 at the mere age of 19, Grealish went on to make 21 appearances in the Premier League that season. However, the constant presence of Wellington Nem and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the wings have not given him the ability to progress at Villa and the 22-year-old is ready to leave the club he has been a part of from childhood after the departure of Beckham. There will certainly be more chances available for him in Bayern than in Villa - but Chelsea are also interested. Although it is almost expected that Grealish will join the manager he "respects the most", according to an interview done last year, there is still a possibility he will choose to remain in England with the Blues.
Since leaving Pescara for Paris Saint-Germain in 2012, what was once an exciting young talent has turned into a once exciting young talent. Verratti packed his bags for the oil-rich PSG after his brilliant showings for Pescara but only managed to make 39 Ligue 1 appearances over 3 seasons. Despite leaving to join Tottenham in 2016, Verratti has only made 4 appearances in the Premier League in over 2 seasons for Spurs, and is now ready to pack his bags again. Beckham is interested in reviving the Italian's career, although Manchester United and Manchester City are just as interested.
Apparently the next Neymar, and he has the goalscoring record to prove it. Ademilson has fired his local club Sao Paulo to great heights. The 23-year-old Brazil international has scored 168 goals in 304 appearances so far after making his debut as an 18-year-old in 2012. After 6 years of being Sao Paulo's main man however, Ademilson is finally ready to move and Bayern is ready to grant him that. However, Sao Paulo aren't as ready and have placed a 50 million price tag on him. Beckham always has his ways though, and you could see Ademilson in a Bayern jersey by the end of January. Who knows?