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Beckham Will Not Be Joining Heskey At Newcastle!
Published : 16 Nov 2012 16:29:31
David Beckham's representatives have shot down claims made by the Football Federation of Australia that they were negotiating a move to the A-League for Becks.
According to FFA officials, the approach was made in relation to the 37-year-old LA Galaxy midfielder playing in the A-League during the current 2012-13 season ... with Australian side Newcastle Jets hoping to sign him to play alongside his old mate Emile Heskey.
"There are absolutely no plans to play in Australia," Beckham's management team said in a statement released to Sky Sports in England on Friday.
"David is completely focused on the MLS playoffs and winning another Championship with the Galaxy."
That poured cold water on the FFA's statement that they had been contacted by the player's agent and begun negotiations with one of the sport's iconic names.
"The approach from David Beckham's people is another sign of how much the A-League has grown in stature on a global basis," the FFA said earlier on Friday.
"Beckham is a superstar on the world stage and he would be another massive signing for the A-League after the arrivals of Alessandro Del Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono."
Local media in Australia had reported that Beckham was interested in a 10-game deal at the conclusion of the Major League Soccer season.
Beckham's Galaxy, reigning Major League Soccer champions, face the Seattle Sounders next week in the second leg of their Western Conference final after winning the home leg 3-0.
Beckham is out of contract at the end of the MLS season in December and has already been linked with the New York Red Bulls by American media, who speculate the move would allow his former popstar wife Victoria to pursue a fashion career.
Source: Newcastle United Mad