Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Beckham Could be in for Contract Shock
The Guardian, September 28th, 2006 4:19PM

MOST READ


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...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Cruyff: Barca Needs to Restore Laporta, Guardiola     
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff thinks the best way to turn the Catalan giant's fortunes around is ...
Ronaldo Could Miss First Game vs. Bayern     
Cristiano Ronaldo watched from the stands as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del ...
Report: Moyes Must Qualify for Europa League    
Manchester United coach David Moyes is understood to be under pressure from the Glazer family, the ...
Bayern Eases into German Cup Final     
Bayern Munich on Wednesday remained on course for a record 17th German Cup by crushing second ...
Pellegrini: 'Mentally Tired' City Not Out of Title Race    
Manuel Pellegrini admitted that Manchester City is mentally tired after his team could only manage a ...
Martinez: Everton Can Still Finish Fourth     
Everton coach Roberto Martinez reflected on a "hurtful" 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace at home in ...
Bartra Blames Bale Goal on Fitness    
Barcelona defender Marc Bartra insists that fitness issues kept him from keeping up with Real Madrid ...
Bale's Dream Comes True as Real Wins King's Cup    
Real Madrid won the first of what it hopes will be three major trophies this season ...
Chandler Could Return to Training Next Week     
U.S. international Timothy Chandler is set to return to Nurnberg team training in 10 days, ESPN ...
Garcia: Roma's Scudetto Dream Not Over    
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia says that he has not given up hope on the Scudetto ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives