Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane claims that his former United teammates like Ryan Giggs and David Beckham will probably worth around billions in this transfer market.
Keane has witnessed several players costing in excess of £ 50 million, while the summer transfer window has already witnessed two signings about £ 100 million. Neymar has become the world’s most expensive player by moving to Paris St Germain for around £ 196 million. The era of inflated transfer fees has been mainly fuelled by the growth in television money. A few decades ago, it was a huge surprise to see the world’s first £ 10 million player.
Keane now says that in this transfer market Giggs and Beckham would cost in the billions given their value to their respective clubs. He says that Beckham would cost around £ 1 billion while Ryan Giggs would be valued at around £ 2 billion. Both players enjoyed immensely successful careers for different reasons. Continue reading
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star David Beckham has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of French side Paris St-Germain.
The former England international played just 14 matches before retiring from the game yet the Ligue 1 giant was named in its new roll of honours for service to the club.
This comes as a surprise to many as only iconic figures for PSG were names alongside Beckham. The club record scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ronaldinho, Bernard Lama and George Weah. Many would easily remember the amazing things the rest of the figures did at Parc des Princes. Continue reading
Real Madrid are against a player-cash deal in the talks with Manchester United for goalkeeper David De Gea.
United are interested in either of Alvaro Morata or James Rodriguez – both players are struggling in the Real set-up under Coach Zinedine Zidane.
As De Gea gets set for the deal to happen this time, Spanish sources claim Real Madrid do not want a player-cash deal this time, amid reported interests in its stars. Real Madrid and United came close to completing the deal for the Spaniard in 2015 but the deal slipped on deadline day due to clerical error. So De Gea had to renew his deal by four years. He is contracted to Old Trafford until 2019 with the option of extending by a year.
Even then it was a player-cash deal but Madrid have backed out of such this time. They have told their partners that there is no chance of such happening except United bid separately for the players. Continue reading
Three Lions football legend David Beckham – who is just recovering from a web of scandals – is set to join past and current English players to raise cancer awareness, according to Sky Sports.
The ex-Real Madrid star would join top stars like John Terry, Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, David James et al in celebrations of the 10th anniversary of England Footballers Foundation. The football stars would do this in support of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.
Bobby Moore is one of the most popular names in English football. He was the skipper of the English side that lifted their only World Cup yet. He is known to be one of the best players in the English shirt. He died at the age of 51 after battling cancer of the Liver and Bowel.
The campaign: ‘Moore to Know, raises awareness of the illness – prevention, symptoms and treatment. Continue reading
The former England captain, David Beckham is said to earn a whopping £71,000 per day in the year 2016 to boost his £280 million net worth. His earning makes him one of the richest celebrities in the UK.
In just seven months, the former Manchester United player’s new company, Seven Global LLP is said to make a hefty sum of £8.6 million in profit. Apart from this brand, Beckham footwork Productions Company has been able to record another £11.4 million profit for the use of Beckham’s image and name.
His income also comes in from his DB ventures and Lifestyle Company, with a sum of £3.8million reportedly paid into the company for his collaboration with some popular brands.
According to a source:
“There is no stopping brand Beckham. Even though he has long retired from football David’s empire keeps on growing. He is a savvy businessman and surrounds himself with like-minded people. The latest figures are staggering but it is no real surprise.’’
From the records gathered, 2017 looks brighter for the sporting tycoon. However, in a related development, David Beckham and Ron Dennis were said to have a little disagreement over the seating plan at a luxury resort in the Maldives. Continue reading
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his desire to play beyond the age of 40 – an age that is extremely rare in professional football. The former Manchester United forward recently renewed his deal with Real Madrid for another five years, and then he dropped a shocker that the contract would not be his last before he retires from active football.
“I’m at the best club in the world and I want to retire here. At 41,” he said. The three-time Ballon d’Or winner wants to break yet another record of playing beyond 40 years old. The first football player that won the Ballon d’Or – Sir Stanley Matthews – won it at age 50. However, none of the retired winners since the last hundred years has gone past 36. Retired United star Ryan Giggs that was legendary did not go beyond 40. Continue reading
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann may have recently signed a contract to confirm his stay at the Vicente Calderon, but he will continue to be linked with English clubs.
Griezmann comes on the back of a very disappointing 2016. After having finished as the runners up in the Champions League, the Frenchman was hoping for some consolation in the form of a title at the Euro 2016. Hopes for the same were raised immensely when the team was set to play in the Euro 2016 final against Portugal, who were the overwhelming underdogs despite possessing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, there was more disappointment forGriezmann as France were beaten by Portugal. Showing no signs of the double disappointment, the Frenchman is already looking forward to the 2016-17 season. He says that David Beckham is his biggest idol, but it remains to be seen if he will follow in the footsteps of Beckham by playing in England. Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United have been showing interest in the player for quite a while. His decision to extend the contract with Atletico Madrid could not have come at a better time for the Spanish club as they are struggling to get the first win of the season.
With England’s dismal performance in the Premier League it should come as no surprise that many want the coach of the team to be someone different this time.
Among the several names that have been coming up, Beckham’s name has been on the list. Having captained England for several years and led them into several victories, it is being felt that the leadership skills of Beckham would work well to get the team together to perform better in future tournaments.
Beckham is known to have been a great leader when he was active on the field. Today he is part of most welfare campaign such as spreading awareness about basic hygiene in developing countries to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS or assisting in campaigns of encouraging the game of football in countries like China. On a personal front the ex footballer has been celebrating his seventeenth anniversary with his wife and also attending the Wimbledon matches with his mother. Both of them went to watch the Andy Murray’s match recently that was being played out on the court. He purchased one of the coveted seats for his mother, the Royal Box in Center Court. Continue reading
There are very few people who have not heard of Beckham and of his legendary feats on the field.
Even though the English football captain has long retired from the field, his popularity is like a cult following. That definitely rises from the athlete being nothing less than a star and a natural leader. Today he is part of a campaign by UNICEF where the focus is about spreading awareness about basic hygiene issues and helping children and women in developing countries across the world. Beckham admits that the goal is an ambitious one, but the money that is raised is definitely being used for different awareness campaigns
There is a 7 Fund that he is a part of and it focuses on education for children, ensuring basic drinking water and freedom from diseases like AIDS and HIV.
Back when David Beckham was a player in the MLS, he helped increase the level of play of the American League and also the image of the sport in USA.
There is no doubt whatsoever that Beckham is one of the most influential figures in the world and after arriving to the MLS as a player of LA Galaxy, this opened new avenues of interest as football received more attention and grew to further levels.
Even after retiring, Beckham still continues making a huge impact in the MLS by purchasing a Miami based franchise expansion team. The Englishman has a desire to own a professional football team that competes in the MLS and the biggest obstacle that he is facing right now was the creation of a stadium but a few weeks ago it was confirmed that his group of investors acquired a private land which the stadium is expected to be built
Now that the stadium issue is being resolved, David Beckham is being rumored on targeting which players he wants to join his expansion team and reports has been emerging claiming that C.Ronaldo and ZlatanIbrahimovic are in the watch-list of Beckham as possible players that might be signed in the near future.
The Miami MLS franchise team of David Beckham is expected to be performing in the American league in 2017 or 2018, everything will be mostly depending on the development of the stadium. Continue reading