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Beckham To Leave Real Madrid  
User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 19
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

If anyone cares....

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1246849,00.html

and

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/6248835.stm

Looks like it's official that Beckham will leave Real Madrid. Anyone wanna speculate where he's gonna go from here ?

JC


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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4919 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

I'm going to guess a short stint back in England, probably with the Gunners then over to the MLS' LA Galaxy.

YOWza



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

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If he actually stands by what he has said earlier, he will never play for any Premier League club besides Man Utd. A respectable decision, much like the one Keane made when he left United*.

However I can't picture that move as very possible... Although Beckham claims he has sorted things out with Ferguson, I doubt Fergie would take him back just like that. Besides what would United really need Becks for? His position is filled by a certain Portuguese, and there is no way Beckham will take his place in the squad. So it would be a lot of time spent on the bench for him if he rejoined United. (Personally I think it would be fun if he did come back, and play a few matches before retiring. The no10 shirt is even up for grabs.. Hehe.)

My guess is either a different Spanish club, or possibly the move to MLS.

Thom@s

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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 1):
over to the MLS



Quoting Thom@s (Reply 2):
possibly the move to MLS

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That's the one I'm hoping for. I'm a season ticket holder at the Galaxy, and whether Beckham goes there or to another MLS team, it will be good for the MLS in general. Beckham is a known 'personality' over here, even with those who don't like or follow football, so to get someone of his calibre in the MLS will be good for the league and good for the American game.

I know Alexi Lalas has been very vocal over his desire to see Beckham come to the Galaxy, and certainly wouldn't mind seeing him pull on the Galaxy colours. The thought of him and Landon Donovan forming a midfield partnership is quite exciting, and he would also make a great replacement for the tiring Cobi Jones.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Wow, more and more of the big names are dissapearing from Real's player list, Zidane, Figo, Beckham...

Patrick


User currently offlineJamieD From UK - England, joined Apr 2002, 613 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2228 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 1):
probably with the Gunners

I really can't see him being a valuable addition to our squad, nor can I see Wenger being interested in him. He's old (compared to the rest of the players), has no pace and crosses the ball too much to fit in with our style of play.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 4):
more and more of the big names are dissapearing from Real's player list, Zidane, Figo, Beckham...

True, but they're certainly investing in the club's future. Look at their latest signings: Gonzalo Higuaín (19), Fernando Gago (19) and Marcelo (18). And not to mention the more experienced players they brought in last summer like van Nistelrooy, Emerson, Diarra, Cannavaro and Cicinho. Who needs Beckham with a squad like that?

[Edited 2007-01-10 18:19:39]

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2212 times:

Quoting JamieD (Reply 5):
Who needs Beckham with a squad like that?

I agree, Real is still a top team, also without Beckham and the others who left the club.

Patrick


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2207 times:

Quoting LHRjc (Thread starter):
Anyone wanna speculate where he's gonna go from here ?

Wherever his wife wants him to go (and I'm not entirely joking).

Seeing she wants to make it big in LA, I suspect they'll head across to the states - especially as Tom Cruise and Kaydeee are their new best friends  Wink



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2194 times:

Beckham was never signed to Real as a football player... he sells football shirts...

Real Madrid aren't stupid...



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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2178 times:

Real have won nothing while Beckham has been there. They have lost 3 out of their last 4 games and he has hardly had a play. I think if he does leave Real he will head for the USA.  Wink

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2174 times:

Quoting JamieD (Reply 5):
nor can I see Wenger being interested in him.

Well there is a vacancy as soon as Freddie is shipped back to Sweden...  Wink

Thom@s



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2157 times:

Quoting LHRjc (Thread starter):
Beckham To Leave Real Madrid

As long as he doesn't go to the Bundesliga or joins Arsenal or Celtic Glasgow, fine by me. He should have joined the LA Galaxy when Klinsmann was still around, but perhaps he should get Posh Spice to move with him to LA anyway. The less divas we have in Europe, the better.  Wink


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

Quoting 9V (Reply 9):
Real have won nothing while Beckham has been there. They have lost 3 out of their last 4 games and he has hardly had a play. I think if he does leave Real he will head for the USA.

If he's hardly played, its not his fault they lost the last 3 out of 4 games is it...?



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2135 times:
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The US league is where some fading footballers usually end up, and i'm afraid Beck's career is winding down slowly. He has talked about how he admires and respects Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, but that's just a personal opinion. Besides, Arsenal are interested in Franck Ribery, he won't cost as much and can dribble past defenders.


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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 13):
he won't cost as much

Well, Beckham's contract is up at the end of this season, so Beckham would be eligible as a Bosman free...that might be attractive for some, but probably not for Wenger. I could see someone like Paul Jewell or Harry Redknapp trying to lure him, though.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 12):
If he's hardly played, its not his fault they lost the last 3 out of 4 games is it...?

Good point.

Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 13):
Arsenal are interested in Franck Ribery, he won't cost as much and can dribble past defenders.

Ribery is a wanted man, and I don't think Arsenal are gonna get him cheap. Beckham, if sold, probably wouldn't cost as much as the frenchman, as he is out of shape and approaching retirement age for an average football player.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 15):
Ribery is a wanted man, and I don't think Arsenal are gonna get him cheap.

The FC Bayern in Germany also wants to buy Ribéry, and they're willing to pay big Euros for him.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

He's headed to the MLS, and I think he'll end up @ Red Bull New York. The Galaxy is also a possibility, but I think that if he does come over in time for the upcoming season, he may end up with Toronto F.C. in order to boost interest in the new club.

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 16):
The FC Bayern in Germany also wants to buy Ribéry, and they're willing to pay big Euros for him.

Man United were chasing him ahead of the World Cup last summer, but I don't think they are focusing much on him now. There is a certain Englishman in Bayern Munchen which Sir Alex has been drooling all over for over half a year now. (Not literally though, that would be a tad inappropriate...)

Thom@s



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
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Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 14):
Well, Beckham's contract is up at the end of this season, so Beckham would be eligible as a Bosman free...that might be attractive for some, but probably not for Wenger. I could see someone like Paul Jewell or Harry Redknapp trying to lure him, though.

The transfer fee won't be an issue, it's his wages, even if he took a pay cut we are still talking big bucks. Not only that, he wouldn't get more than a one year contract at the Emirates. It would be nice to see him here, but we do have Walcott and Hleb.  Smile



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 18):
There is a certain Englishman in Bayern Munchen which Sir Alex has been drooling all over for over half a year now.

Yes. And Uli Hoeness the FCB is drooling all over him even more than Sir Alex and ManU, so they will continue to not release him at all.  Wink


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 20):
Yes. And Uli Hoeness the FCB is drooling all over him even more than Sir Alex and ManU, so they will continue to not release him at all.

Well, they'll get him next summer then. I understand his contract is up then, and he hasn't exactly pleaded for a renewal...  Wink

Thom@s



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 21):
Well, they'll get him next summer then. I understand his contract is up then, and he hasn't exactly pleaded for a renewal...

I don't know about when Hargreaves's contract is up (it's probably in 2008 though), but what you say will be true, and the FCB won't be able to do a thing by then because of the Bosman rule. Big grin


User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4968 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

i for one would like for Becks to stay at RM. Granted he has not been playing very well, but this has been the general level of he whole team, so I don't think its fair to point at Beckham. What i most liked about him is that he has been in the last couple fo seasons the plaer that has proven to have more heart in the team than any other player. You could see that he suffered defeats and really enjoyed winning. Most of the pther players seem to not give a crap about the team, as long as their juicy paycheck is cashed in every month.

regards  Smile



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User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3314 posts, RR: 39
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

It would be great to see him back playing within the UK, and considering he still loves Mancheste United....any things possible! Alot of his friends still play there such as Neville etc etc.

However where ever he goes, he's bound to get better treatment than he did at Real Madrid. He's only started 9 times this season...



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25 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : You play for Arsenal? Cool! You as well?! I didn't realise we had two Arsenal footie players here!
26 Post contains images Thom@s : That's about his only one, isn't it? It's called being pashionate about your team. I you support the team, you are part of it (up to a certain point)
27 Post contains images Legoguy : And Giggs, Scholes, maybe not Ronaldo, Ferdinand. Still quite afew old buddies at Man U In a recent interview he said that he hoped Manchester United
28 Post contains images Thom@s : What about his pal Fergie? Why not Ronaldo and Ferdinand? He probably said "I really hope Man United win the Premiership. No, I mean I hope they do w
29 Kieron747 : I can't wait! I hope he comes here to the States, He's my idol. I'm his biggest fan! Signed, KROC
30 Post contains links and images Thom@s : Double good news for KROC, Becks is bringing the wife too. So both of Mike's idols are on the way. Doesn't get any better than this.   Btw, just rea
31 Post contains images Legoguy : I ment he's good friends with Ferdinand, but probably not good friends with Ronaldo after the world cup, as well as the fact that Ronaldo is the guy
32 Post contains links and images Oli80 : Watching Sky Sports news and apparently he IS going to LA. The bbc has a link too quoting Reuters. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/624
33 Thom@s : Off to the old folks home for football legends... Thom@s
34 Post contains images Aerobalance : Probably wants to get into acting, hold it, that's what footballers do anyways....
35 IFEMaster : No he won't. The MLS has a salary cap, and he won't earn anywhere near that much over 5 years. However, his presence in the MLS will garner all sorts
36 N1120A : You apparently haven't heard about the Beckham Rule. It was created as soon as he started talking about moving to the US to ride out his career. It a
37 IFEMaster : Sure I've heard of it, but it won't be anywhere near $250 million. Lets wait and see if any of the contract details are released, but considering tha
38 N1120A : The MLS doesn't pay the players, the teams do. The Galaxy is by far the most profitable team in the MLS. That, combined with how many Beckham jerseys
39 Alphafloor : ...where there is champagne and flash. Hollywood is a good choice for that purpose.
40 Oli80 : Sky Sports News reckoned that the company that either have a large stake in the LA Galaxy or own the team (not sure which), are an image/marketing co
41 IFEMaster : Wrong. The MLS pays up to $400,000 of a player's salary, the rest is up to the team. Most players in the MLS don't earn above $400,000, so are paid b
42 Post contains images 9V : See, told you he'd go to the US. $250 millions not bad either. He'll be hanging around with Tom Cruise all the time now.
43 Post contains links IFEMaster : Time for people to read up on how the MLS operates. There isn't that kind of money rolling around the MLS for a $250 million deal. All teams are owne
44 Derico : David Beckam is still a relevant player? There is a soccer league in the United States? Wow, I bet most argentines didn't even know either of those we
45 Oli80 : Okay, right now they have a guy called Ivan Gazidis (spelling?) who is the MLS Deputy Commissioner on. He says that they have made a new rule allowing
46 IFEMaster : He's bending (like Beckham?) the truth a bit...MLS will be paying the Galaxy $400,000 a year for their 'allocation'. They'll be screwed at the end of
47 Arsenal@LHR : I suspect it is more of a lifestyle choice than a footballing decision. He has a academy in LA, his wife likes the Hollywood bling, and he's friends w
48 Post contains links and images 9V : quick and dirty.
49 Post contains images FXramper : I'm gonna buy one!
50 AirWillie6475 : I don't think anybody over there understands that there is no support here in the U.S for soccer. During MLS games only a handful of people show up, n
51 IFEMaster : You know not of what you speak, kind sir. Check the facts and figures of last season: 1. Second highest overall attendance in history, up 8% on the p
52 AirWillie6475 : Sorry where does Chivas play?? Chivas itself is a Mexican oriented team, owned by Latin Americans for Latin Americans. The team language is even Mexi
53 Corsair1107 : I'm already looking forward to DC United/LA Galaxy matches.
54 Travelin man : I can see it surpassing the NHL in popularity, but not the other leagues. These days the NHL is relegated to TV coverage on channels nobody has every
55 IFEMaster : Chivas play in Los Angeles, at the Home Depot Center. And it was a home game for the Galaxy, which meant most supporters there were Galaxy fans (they
56 LTU932 : Or perhaps hosting another World Cup could help. Remember: if South Africa fails to properly organise the World Cup which they'll host, there could b
57 IFEMaster : Good point. Attendance records were broken in the year of the last time the USA hosted the World Cup, and the MLS was subsequently established (albei
58 Travelin man : Is this a possibility? I had not heard that South Africa was in danger of not being able to host the World Cup. Is this like Athens 2004 for the Olym
59 Aussie18 : a team full of stars and they cant win anything,Beckham was only at Real as Marketing perspective and he did help Real out with supporter gear sales.
60 Zippyjet : I wouldn't cry for him, he's got that nice hottie piece of ass to go home to.
61 Post contains images Zippyjet : I wouldn't cry for him, he's got that nice hottie piece of ass to go home to.
62 LTU932 : For now, the issue of whether SA will get their hosting rights to the World Cup revoked or not is a rumour, though the word is that there are delays
63 Aeroflot777 : Damn well agreed! Aeroflot777
64 Aussie18 : Yeah he hasnt got to much to worry about with his wife,she is almost as famous as he is.
65 Post contains images Oli80 : BBC is reporting that he is earning 128 million pounds over five years. 128/5 = 25.6 m a year. 25.6/52 = about 490,000 pounds a week (about $1 million
66 QANTAS077 : disgrace is a better word.
67 Jcs17 : I have my tickets to L.A. ready and my condoms packed. Signed, LHMark
68 RJ111 : Not only is she anorexic she must be one of the most pointless people on this planet.
69 YooYoo : He has already had an effect on the MLS in Toronto. After hearing the news, Toronto FC recorded 500 calls in 1 hour for ticket purchase, included in t
70 Oli80 : I've heard those too. Also, Edgar Davids to join Dallas.
71 Post contains images YooYoo : You'd think with all that money, they could buy some food? Damn, does that mean i have to start paying attention to this league?
72 Post contains links and images IFEMaster : Not yet, so it's a shot in the dark for those buying season tickets in Toronto. I believe that rumour is that he would go to Salt Lake, not Dallas. h
73 Post contains images YooYoo : hey, the "A" key is so close to the "O" key, gimme a break !!
74 Post contains images LH477 : IF Bekham is worth $250million to the MLS, what would Ronaldinho, Henry be worth. I wonder if Zidane would think about joining the MLS. He would make
75 Halls120 : Maybe for MLS replica wear the deal is good, but all it does is underscore the reality that soccer in the US is where the game's premiere players go
76 IFEMaster : Please, get a clue. Beckham is far from over the hill, he's just not at his best anymore. I don't argue with that. Hence why I said...
77 Post contains images YooYoo : ummm...
78 Post contains images Allstarflyer : Yeah, I'm sure he'd want to be the first to welcome Becks off the plane. Becks could only facilitate the popularity if he went Wayne Gretzky all over
79 Post contains images Zippyjet : Slender and athletic yes anorexic no! You want anorexic here's....
80 Kaddyuk : I dont know WHAT keyboard you're using but its certainly not a QWERTY one...
81 Halls120 : Look, I'm not bashing Beckham. the fact is, his skills will not get better, they will deteriorate. It happens to all pro athletes. If Beckham was sti
82 N1120A : Or some of the best up and comming players are. Take a look at people like Beasely (Owned by PSV, plays for Man City) or Adu. I think every team in t
83 YooYoo : No, it's a QUEER one, on loan from CastleIsland.
84 Post contains links LTU932 : Correction: It's Jorge Vergara who's the co-owner of Chivas USA, owner of Chivas Guadalajara, of the Costa Rican football club Deportivo Saprissa, of
85 Post contains images Thom@s : It seems he really liked what he saw during his stay in Manchester, so I wouldn't be surprised to see him move to England next summer... (..and join
86 N1120A : My appologies. Apparently Ferguson liked what he saw too. The problem here is that he may well get beaten up in the English game. I agree with Nowak'
87 Post contains images SQNo1 : Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello has just announced in a press conference that David Beckham will not play for the club again! Source: Sky News Maybe B
88 Post contains images YooYoo : I guess the Mrs. was successful in finding a home sooner rather than later.
89 JAL : Quite frankly, Beckham is way past his prime as a soccer player. He has become merely a marketing tool.
90 David_itl : If I were a betting man, I'd wager that Ferguson will be contacting the Glazers with a view to getting Beckham a 4 month loan deal and a "proper" cha
91 Thom@s : Beckham is among the players to make up the "Rest of Europe" team when they play Man United in a charity match to mark United's 50 years in the Europ
92 N1120A : At this point, even a "past his prime" Beckham is better than at least 95% of the footballers out there. His vision alone still carries him.
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