After the success of London 2012, Becks is being lined up as an Olympics ambassador again, this time by his adopted Californian home city. An LA source said “David Beckham is a unique icon in this world and has already driven thousands of people to visit Los Angeles.
“In London he was constantly being positive and saying the right thing. His face was in newspapers and on TV. That experience is vital.
“And his James Bond cameo went down extremely well on both sides of the Atlantic. He could make the difference between winning and losing,” the source added.
David, Victoria and their four children, who live in a six-bedroom villa in Beverly Hills, are making the US move permanent and putting their Hertfordshire home on the market for £18million.
David, 37, who joined LA Galaxy in 2007, said earlier this year: “We love living in LA.”
Due to his superstar status, Becks has increased the popularity of soccer across America since joining the club and he is known by sports fans in general across the world.
LA, which hosted in 1932 and 1984, is seen as the likeliest US city to bid in three years’ time. The winner will be revealed in 2017.