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Beckham Could be in for Contract Shock
The Guardian, September 28th, 2006 4:19PM

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David Beckham's contract dispute continues with Real Madrid. Both the club and the player have openly stated their intent to continue the relationship, but both sides still have yet to agree to an extension. At the moment, things aren't going very well for David Beckham: he's lost his place in Steve McClaren's England squad, and now it looks like he's lost starting spot at Real too. Madrid is in no rush to get anything finalized while the player's stock is falling. His commercial value for the club is well-documented, Real receives 50 percent of Beckham's image rights, and his camp is determined to secure a greater share. At this point, those image rights are probably a big reason why Real is keen to keep the 31-year-old. So don't expect everything to be sorted out when they finally meet to discuss a new contract tomorrow. The negotiations have already been delayed for over a year due to the constant institutional changes at the club. If no agreement is made, Beckham can begin talking with other clubs from Jan. 1. Unless he can rediscover his form and win a place back in the starting lineup, time is not on his side. "Beckham's new contract will be sorted out in the next 15 to 20 days, because the club and Coach Fabio Capello are very pleased with him," Real president Ramón Calderón said on the club's official Web site last week. Read the original story...


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