Beckham denies A-league move

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has dismissed suggestions he is set to make a move to the A-League.

Last Updated: 17/11/12 at 12:33 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Premier League: Vital for Aston Villa to keep Ron Vlaar, says Andreas Weimann

Post comment

Andreas Weimann believes Ron Vlaar has become an even better player and would be delighted if he stays at Aston Vila.

Transfer news: Sky Bet suspend betting on Radamel Falcao joining Real Madrid

Post comment

Sky Bet suspend betting on Radamel Falcao's next club after seeing him backed at as short as 1/3 to join Real Madrid.

All Articles

Beckham: Denied he is planning a move to

Beckham: Denied he is planning a move to

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has dismissed suggestions he is set to make a short-term move to the A-League.

Football Federation Australia claimed on Friday that Beckham's management approached them about possibly playing in Australia during the Major League Soccer off-season.

However, a spokesperson for the former England captain denied those reports, and on Saturday Beckham revealed he had no knowledge of the talks at a press conference in the United States.

"No. Definitely not true," he told reporters at the Home Depot Center.

"Bruce (Galaxy coach Bruce Arena) told me that this morning - the first I'd heard about it. Like I said that's the first I'd heard of that, this morning."

Arena, who was present at the press conference, jokingly added: "We've booked his tickets already."

However, the FFA are still hoping to lure Beckham to the A-League despite the player's claims.

FFA CEO David Gallop urged A-League clubs not to be disheartened by the denial from Beckham, citing Alessandro Del Piero's signing with FC Sydney as an example.

"A similar thing happened with Del Piero in terms of the contact and, as we all know, that came to be. So let's just see how this one plays out. It's certainly an exciting proposition - no one would deny that," said Gallop on Herald Sun.

"We're not counting our chickens in relation to this... but obviously people would prefer negotiations to happen behind closed doors.

"At the mere mention of Beckham's name, it did leak out and there's been a mushroom of interest.

"There would have to be a fair few hoops that would have to be jumped through and getting a deal with one of the clubs is the first step.

"There's definitely been some contact made and let's just see where it gets to."

LA Galaxy play the Seattle Sounders in the second leg of the Western Conference final on Sunday. The Galaxy lead 3-0 from the opening leg.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli missing from Italy squad

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been left out of new Italy coach Antonio Conte's first squad.

Scottish Premiership: Dundee v Celtic team news

Team news for Sunday's Scottish Premiership cash between Dundee and Celtic at Dens Park (12:30 KO).

Premier League: Mark Hughes wants Stoke to push on after win at Manchester City

Mark Hughes has urged Stoke to push on in the Premier League after they stunned Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property