Wanderers should try to win Becks: Bridge
Coach Tony Popovic may not be entertaining the possibility but Western Sydney striker Mark Bridge feels his club should do everything possible to get superstar David Beckham to the A-League.
Clubs including the Central Coast Mariners, Perth Glory and Melbourne Heart, have all publicly stated an intention to sign the former England skipper on a 10-game guest stint.
And while joking Rooty Hill RSL would be a major drawcard for the global star, Bridge feels the Wanderers should throw their hat in the ring.
"Everyone involved in football knows how big that would be," Bridge said on Wednesday.
"If we can get him here, that would be brilliant.
"I think any club should do their absolute best to get him here. After all, it's David Beckham.
"Whether it's our club or someone else, for the league in general, having (Alessandro) Del Piero, Shinji Ono, (Emile) Heskey and David Beckham here in the one season - that's unbelievable."
The Major League Soccer star announced he will play his last game for LA Galaxy next Saturday after six years in the US.
Beckham said he wants one last challenge before hanging up his football boots and revealed he has "some exciting options on the table."
And while Bridge would love to see him in Australia he feels cashed-up overseas clubs are more likely to snag the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player.
"I've heard PSG (Paris Saint Germain), China and the Middle East (are interested)," he said.
"We can't compete financially with those guys, so we'll have to wait and see."
Popovic wasn't buying into the hype however.
When asked if he could see Beckham in the A-League he responded: "Oh, I don't know about that.
"But obviously he's a big name so I'm sure wherever he goes he'll be of benefit to that league.
"We'll just wait and see whether he comes to the A-League."
Former Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Ante Covic said he would love to have Beckham at the Wanderers.
"Nothing's concrete as yet, so there's no point to really get your hopes up that someone like Beckham could come to the league," he said.
"But the A-League is starting to get interesting for a lot of stars out there.
"So for a club like this - a start-up club with a region that's very passionate about their football - if he was to come out here it would be fantastic."