Beckham in the Bigg Market?
David Beckham is once again flavour of the month and it appears he could yet return to the Premiership next season, possibly in a black and white shirt.
With England in dire need of a shot in the arm to keep alive our hopes of getting to Euro 2008, Beckham is back in favour with Steve McClaren who has had to go back on his decision to axe the former captain and Three Lions hero.
Not only that but Fabio Capello has also had to recall him in recent months with the La Liga trophy perhaps Beckham's legacy to all at Real Madrid.
Not bad for a bloke who couldn't get a game for England or Real Madrid a few months ago eh?
But what are the chances of him coming to the Toon?
Well, if you listen to his coach at LA Galaxy, Frank Yallop - the ex-Ipswich Town man - then the chances are zero.
However, a simple block on loan talk will not end the speculation that he could replicate his international comeback by making an even more unlikely return to the Premiership.
The Major League Soccer season is well underway and the arrival of Beckham in the US will happen in August when he makes his debut against Toronto of all teams!
But when the season ends in November Beckham is then left twiddling his thumbs until March.
No proper club matches will trigger panic in the Beckham camp that he won't be considered for Euro 2008 if he isn't playing during the winter months.
That would give his rivals for a place on the plane to Austria and Switzerland the chance to be one step ahead of him and it is probably a scenario that Beckham won't like because this will be his final chance of playing in a major tournament.
So where does that leave Newcastle?
Well, Sam Allardyce was more than interested in bringing Becks to Bolton during his spell on the sidelines during the storm caused by Capello and his move to LA.
And the pair are said to respect each other enough for Becks to perhaps come to Toon and do a Larsson.
Now loan deals are loan deals normally from Paul Moran and Paul Bodin to Gooch Onyewu and Seppe Rossi, generally they don't work out.
But if this loan deal was never meant to work out and was simply a three month winter stint to suit both Beckham and Newcastle, then who knows?
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