21 Jan 2012

Beckham wants to captain British Olympic team

6:36 am on 21 January 2012

David Beckham has set his sights on captaining Great Britain in their bid for gold at this year's London Olympics.

The LA Galaxy midfielder would love to lead Great Britain's men's football team and has already spoken to the squad's coach Stuart Pearce about wearing the armband.

It would be an emotional moment for Beckham, who was brought up not far from the Olympic Stadium in London's East End.

The Former Manchester United and Real Madrid this week agreed a new two-year contract with the Galaxy after several months of speculation that he might leave the American club.

Before snubbing offers from Paris St Germain and two English Premier League clubs, the 36-year-old was sure to confirm that Galaxy manager Bruce Arena was willing to release him for Olympic duty even though it is during the Major League Soccer season.