Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Beckham heads to No.10 to meet PM Brown
David Beckham has attended a private meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
The Los Angeles Galaxy and England midfielder chatted for almost an hour with
Mr Brown at the Prime Minister's Number 10 Downing Street residence.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star reportedly arrived at
Downing Street in his trademark shiny black Bentley.
The pair enjoyed informal discussions before Beckham left just after 6pm.
A Downing Street spokesman said the meeting was a 'genuinely private matter'
and that Beckham had been invited at the behest of Mr Brown.
Beckham told the BBC: 'He's (Mr Brown) interested in sports and his football,
you know he is very interested in doing a lot for my academy and also getting
involved in schools around the country as well.'
He added: 'He's a very good man, you know he's a man that's looking after our
country and he is doing a very good job. I'm very proud to be here tonight.'
Beckham has been training with Arsenal during the Major League Soccer close
season so he can be fit for a possible England call-up under new manager Fabio
Beckham is hoping to be installed as captain for Capello's first match in
charge - the February 6 friendly with Switzerland, when he would win his 100th