Star man

Real Madrid President, Ramon Calderon, has told Marca, and the story has been picked up by Sky Sport and The BBC, that a clause in the contract that David Beckham has signed with the LA Galaxy allows for Real Madrid to make a bid for Becks to stay and they intend to try and convince him to remain at the club. Calderon said “We want to fight for him, David has demonstrated that he is a superstar with pride in the white shirt.”

Of course one can’t help but wonder, knowing the politics that Calderon is capable of, if this is a media stunt to appease the Real Madrid fans and convey an impression that every effort was made by the club to keep Becks. As a chain of events are now in motion which are most probably irreversible. However, even if that is the case, it is a testament to David Beckham that Real Madrid know they have made a mistake and that he is held in such high regard by the club’s supporters. Story here.

As this story is being picked up by every media outlet in the world as I type – I expect we will hear a statement from David Beckham’s spokesman before long.

Update – As expected a response from David Beckham’s spokesman has been issued, reconfirming his committment to joining the LA Galaxy statement here.

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