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Galaxy reject Beckham offer

2009-02-07 21:15

Los Angeles - Los Angeles Galaxy have turned down a $10 million offer from AC Milan for David Beckham, currently on loan to the Serie A outfit, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday.

"We just received an offer. It was rejected," said Tim Leiweke, chief executive of AEG, which owns the Galaxy.

Leiweke, the man instrumental in bringing the England veteran to Los Angeles from Real Madrid in 2007, did not mention a figure but the LA Times said it was believed to be at least $10 million.

Beckham has stated he wishes to prolong his loan-stay in Milan beyond March 9, when he should return Stateside in time for the new MLS season.

"We need to end the distractions, the circus and the zoo. If David ultimately is an asset for this team, we want him back," Leiweke said.

"If David ultimately has a hunger and a desire to come help us make the impact on the pitch that we wanted to make with him but haven't done yet, then he's an important member of this team and our intention is to bring him back.

"Clearly, if David's in a position where he wants to finish the season in Milan, and Milan in turn compensates the Galaxy so that we can suffer no damages to our fans or to our team, then we'll take a look at it," he added, alluding to a potential compromise.

AFP

Comments
  • Jakes - 2009-02-08 06:07

    Whaaaa!!! Cry baby Beckham wants to go to Milan, Whaaa!!!!! Should have thought about it when he accepted the offer from Galaxy.Career planning - what's that...... do you play it with a soccerball? Next time, RETIRE, and go into a modelling career. Cheers Davy.

  • Anonymous User - 2009-02-08 07:57

    Its amazing that so much cash is being punted for a has been, the yanks finally realise that they paid to much for Beckham. Becks also realises that if he does get out the US he is going to fade away because Hollywood is getting bored of 'doffie' and pretend to be 'posh' - see Yahoo

  • Anonymous User - 2009-02-08 14:29

    s**** GALAXY!becks belongs at a much better club.he's being wasted in AMERICA

  • Reza - 2009-02-17 15:36

    Nobody is bigger than the game! we've heard this addage thousands of times and it rings true with Beckham, when he left United the fan's shed tears of sorrow that turned into tears of joy as Sir Alex let loose an unknown 18 year Old named Cristiano Ronaldo that mesmerised all from the first minute on the pitch, and has not stopped since then. Bend it like Beckham? No, Control it like Ronaldo, I think!

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