Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Beckham Spending 2012 In Our Galaxy?

Wow, I didn't see that one coming:

DOHA, Qatar -- David Beckham is set to stay with the Los Angeles Galaxy after turning down a chance to join Paris Saint-Germain, the French club said Tuesday.

After weeks of negotiations with PSG, the 36-year-old midfielder and former England captain decided he doesn't want to move his family from the United States.

"David Beckham is not coming," PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi said at the Qatar Open tennis tournament. "We feel a little disappointed. But both sides agreed it would be better that we not do the deal ... maybe in the future."

Beckham's five-year contract with the Galaxy ended after he won his first MLS Cup in November. He was wooed by several clubs across Europe.

"David Beckham is (with) Los Angeles," al-Khelaifi said. "And he's going to stay there."

Beckham will try to finalize a new, rolling one-year contract this week with the Galaxy, which was paying him an annual base salary of $6.5 million.

Maybe we can get him to play third base.


Franklin Stubbs said...

I am shocked...SHOCKED that clubs were not lining up to secure a 36-year-old at mere $6.5M a year.

Fred's Brim said...

but he's so great at set pieces!

and Bob Cousy can still make 90% of his free throws

Dusty Baker said...


You'd be surprised at what passes for offense in the MLS.