Beckham has long stated his desire to be one of the three “over-age” players in the 18-strong under-23 men’s team for next summer’s Games.
Stuart Pearce, the England under-21 coach revealed as Britain’s Olympic boss at Wembley this week, has batted away detailed speculation about his squad plans but is expected to name a ‘long list’ of those under consideration in the coming weeks, which is expected to feature 36-year old Beckham.
“Of course the selection comes solely down to Stuart and Stuart alone but personally I would love to see David out on the field,” Hunt told national press agency Sportsbeat.
“He is such a tremendous ambassador for Britain and football in particular, so to see him representing Team GB would be a fitting moment I think.
“The fans would absolutely love to see him involved in some way in this fantastic opportunity.”
Beckham, who was raised just a few miles from the London 2012 Olympic Park, has been a long-time supporter of the Games.
England’s most capped outfield player – who worked alongside Pearce on the England support staff at the 2010 World Cup – this week stated that being in the shop window for Olympic selection will be a key factor in deciding where he commits his future, with his Â£4.5m annual contract with MLS side LA Galaxy expiring next month.
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