David Beckham itching to come out of retirement

David Beckham.
David Beckham. Independent News & Media

David Beckham has admitted he's getting "that itch" to return to professional soccer and could become the first ever player and club owner.

The 39-year-old soccer star quit the professional sport in 2013 following a successful 20-year career, but has hinted he is already getting "that itch" to return to the game.

Speaking in a BBC documentary 'David Beckham: Into The Unknown', David explained: "When you finish playing it's a tough time, I found it tough. You go through a stage of enjoying the rest and then you don't know what to do, you need to do something.

"Now I am going through the stage of missing the game. I go and watch athletes at the top of their game, it gives me that itch again.

"I want to be back in the game again. I start thinking to myself, 'Could I come out of retirement and start playing again?' "

David has just bought his own Major League Soccer franchise in Miami and hinted he might play for the team.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder added: "There's never been a player-owner but maybe?"

Meanwhile, the father-of-four - who has children Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 11, Cruz, nine, and two-year-old daughter Harper with his wife Victoria Beckham - recalled his first World Cup tournament in 1998 when he was sensationally sent off for kicking out at Argentine rival Diego Simeone.

He said: "There's nothing bigger or better than the World Cup, but it can make or break you. It almost broke me. It was all going well but a single moment changed my life. I flipped out at one player, stupidly. I was young and you make silly mistakes. That's when I went through all the s**t."

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