West Ham United co-owner David Gold is hoping to lure David Beckham to an ambassadorial role -- and perhaps finish his career -- with the club as it looks to move into London's Olympic Stadium following the 2012 Games, Britain's media reported Sunday.
Beckham, who is rehabbing a ruptured Achilles' tendon suffer while on loan with AC Milan, could return to the Galaxy in September.
Beckham grew up in east London and is serving as an ambassador for London's Olympic Organizing Committee.
“David Beckham could play a massive part, because of his roots, in helping West Ham win the Olympic Stadium,” Gold told the Sunday Express. “And maybe he can still play for us in the autumn of his career. For him to join a club like us and help us bring another dream to fruition would be perfect for everyone. We want him aboard.”
Another English newspaper, The People, reported that West Ham has been offered Ronaldinho by AC Milan for $7.74 million. The British star would make almost $140,000 a week with the Hammers, the paper reported. Ronaldinho has been linked to deals with the Galaxy and his hometown Flamengo.