Blues fan Alex Savill writes letter to superstar asking him to sign for Southend
Southend United fan Alex Savill has written a letter to former England captain David Beckham, begging him to join Blues when he leaves LA Galaxy at the end of his contract.
13-year-old Alex believes Becks would enjoy playing at Roots Hall under manager Paul Sturrock more than taking up a big-money deal in France, the US or China.
In a letter to the 37-year-old he said: "You'd pack Roots Hall for every game, and after all that you've achieved on the world's footballing stage, what greater challenge is there than taking a little club like ours to the Premier League.
"We're not a bad side either. Your old boss Sir Alex Ferguson knows all about us, especially as we knocked his Manchester United, Wayne Rooney, Ronaldo and all, our of the League Cup some years ago."
And Alex believes Becks' four kids Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper would all be able to enjoy visiting Southend.
"Your children would love it here too," he wrote. "There's the Adventure Island funfair, loads of amusement arcades, the Kursal, sandy beaches, the sea and our pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world."
Alex signed off by saying: "Please, David, think about us, and make all our dreams come true by becoming a Shrimper."