Beckham interested in move to Australia’s A League

Representatives for former England captain David Beckham have begun exploring the possibility of a move for the LA Galaxy midfielder to the A League of Australia, Sky Sports has reported.

The Football Federation of Australia (FFA) revealed the interest of the ex-Manchester United midfielder in a statement. It is thought that Beckham would make a 10-week loan move to the country after the conclusion of the Major League Soccer season in early December, rather than a permanent switch.

Sky Sports adds that clubs in the A League would struggle to come up with a financial package acceptable to Beckham and his people, so the FFA would have to contribute towards any deal. The chairman of the FFA, Frank Lowry, has a personal fortune estimated at $5bn. Clubs in Sydney and Melbourne are considered the likeliest destination for Beckham if the move was to go ahead.

Should Beckham make Australia his next port of call he will be joining a division that has his former England teammate, Emile Heskey, playing for Newcastle Jets, while an opponent from his brief Milan career, Alessandro Del Piero, is already with Sydney.


Beckham’s representatives have denied that their client is considering a move to Australia. Stressing Beckham’s commintment to LA Galaxy, his management have released a statement to that effect. It said: “There is always enormous interest from clubs across the world in signing David as a player. There are absolutely no plans to play in Australia, David is completely focused on the MLS play offs and winning another Championship with the Galaxy.

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