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Beckham camp hold Australian talks

Published: November 16, 2012 | 8:42 am
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David Beckham’s American adventure could be set to end after Football Federation Australia revealed it was in talks to bring the former England captain Down Under.

Beckham’s one-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy is due to expire in the next month as the Major League Soccer season comes to an end to raise speculation he is set to end his five-year stay in California.

And Australia could be the 37-year-old’s next destination after the FFA confirmed it had been approached by his management about the possibility of moving to the the A-League. “The approach from David Beckham’s people is another sign of how much the Hyundai A-League has grown in stature on a global basis,” an FFA spokesperson said.

“Beckham is a superstar on the world stage and he would be another massive signing for the Hyundai A-League after the arrivals of Alessandro Del Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono. But this approach remains at a very preliminary stage.”

Reports in Australia suggest that any move for Beckham would likely see him sign only a short-term team, with claims he could initially agree a 10-match stay.

A spokesman for Beckham was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Press Association Sport


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