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David Beckham Talks About Wanting to Leave LA Galaxy

Are Beckham's Statements Starting to Turn You Off?

We've been hearing stories all week about David Beckham trying to extend his stay in Milan, and now he's even more adamant about leaving the LA Galaxy. Today he reiterated how much he wants to stay overseas, saying, "At the moment, Milan is more important than money. I want to think about football before everything else. I said in a clear manner what I think, I want to stay at Milan because I’ve rediscovered myself as a football player." At this point Beckham sounds bit disrespectful to his old team and the league that gave him so much money to come to the States. So tell us — are his statements starting to turn you off?


gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
"I want to think about football before anything else" It's a shame he was only thinking about fame and his wallet when he transfered to LA Galaxy. I hope he's stuck there!
azh azh 8 years
then again i wonder why American Football NFL its played just in America, when SOCCER its played WORLD WIDE , having a WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT... CAUSE SOCCER RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULES... BEST SPORT EVER..
azh azh 8 years
NFL = Fat men playing wiht a "ball" on their HANDS.. and i dont even know why they copy the name Football if they used their hands the 90% of the whole game..
Estefania1987 Estefania1987 8 years
Hell no! He has his reasons! IMO he already reached his top game when he was at Manchester United and won the Champions League and all that stuff, but I totally understand the fact he wants to be in a REAL football team as Milan AC that competes in REAL and competitive leagues, not that joke of league that the US has.
azh azh 8 years
i agree with "crazyana" .. soccer its a sport for europeans and latinamericans... and hollywood crap its not for people like david... DAVID BECKHAM IS A REAL ATHLETE... and all you americans return to your stupid crap of NFL and hollywood SH*T..
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
Part of being a professional athlete is being professional, which David is not being. I still think he's a hottie, but he's dropping down in the ranks for me.
SpeakLike-aChild SpeakLike-aChild 8 years
"Awww, the expensive show pony wants to be a race horse again!" :ROTFL: I think what Posh and David care the most (besides their kids) is to be "famous".
nguidjol nguidjol 8 years
pss, it was Cristiano Ronaldo
pss pss 8 years
Yes that´s nothing new but that doent make it a good thing. I know how you feel when your player says that he doesnt want to stay in the team in the middle of the season, and sadly that happen very often...It was what happened with Beckham in Madrid too. What Ronaldo did you mean??Cristiano or "fat" Ronaldpo??cuz it was a saga with both...
Mädchen Mädchen 8 years
Yes, but Milan knew that beforehand. Apparently, they were fine with getting him on loan until March, so they can hardly complain. I agree that Beckham probably shouldn't have been that vocal about it though, simply because, as you said, it makes things awkward, if the deal doesn't work out. That's nothing new either though, just remember Ronaldo and that whole Real Madrid saga.
pss pss 8 years
Yeah Mädchen but it is Milan which is paying for not having him until May, so if he wants to stay in Milan and Milan wants him to stay then clubs must have an agreement, and Galaxy said beckham´s a high pric, so what if Milan doesnt want to pay so much?It´s awkward coming back to a team in which you said you didt want to play. Anyway I think is awesome that he stays in Milan but players should think a lot what is going to happen in his future before to sign a contract.
cupcake_ cupcake_ 8 years
That doesn't turn me off at all..the fact that he basically says that staying where he's happy is more important than the money is pretty cool.
Mädchen Mädchen 8 years
Yes, it's unusual, but that's just because the MLS season runs from March to November, not from August to May like most European leagues.
pss pss 8 years
Mädchen you´re right that happens very often, I was confused cuz when a club "borrows" a player for a while it use to be for half of the season or whole season, not just 3 moths, it is kinda of stupid pay in january for a player who cant stay til the end of this season cuz he should come back to LA in March.. I know this can happen, but it is weird right??
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
Awww, the expensive show pony wants to be a race horse again! :( It's pity he didn't give so much thought to his legacy as a player when he decided to abandon his credibility and take the big bucks to play amongst third rate players in the US. Every pundit going slammed him for that move at the time saying he would be better off finishing out his career gracefully in Europe, but of course Mr and Mrs Superstar had to go for the money and the spotlight instead. :oy: I hope Galaxy lock him into his contract and refuse to let him transfer!
melissabritt melissabritt 8 years
Why they gave him so much $$$ I have no idea. No one in America cares about soccer, unless you are about 6 years old...Seriously. I understand they are trying to make it another big sport like footballs & baseball for another revenue stream (I used to work for Nike) buuuut...the US isn't ready for it.
crazyana crazyana 8 years
LA is only for rich celebs.Europe is where he realy belongs.where he can realy play!
Tulipe Tulipe 8 years
@ azucar_ame : thanks ! @ vlada : I blame Posh because I tend to make her responsible for everything which happens on this planet (well, the northern hemisphere at least, the southern is Ms Paris Hilton's responsibility)... :-)
rossy rossy 8 years
Sorry to say this this, but if Beckham truly LOVES soccer & is tired of the Hollywood "celebrity" life, he has NO CHOICE but to go BACK to a European team. Americans have wrestling, boxing, football, baseball, basketball, even the Indy 500; they understand & appreciate these games more than they will ever take to soccer. I don't know why that is... it just is. I highly doubt that Americans "get" rugby, cricket, etc. - They might somewhat like "Aussie Rules Football" more than rugby/soccer... - David Beckham is without doubt one of the best players since Pele because of moves he made his own & breathed new life into Manchester United when he debuted in 1992, at the age of 17. Like or hate him, believe him the worst player ever, the truth is clear - he's best at his game when playing for Manchester United, Madrid or Milan & NOT for L.A.
Mädchen Mädchen 8 years
pss, it actually does happen. He's playing in Milan on loan right now (something that happens a lot in European football), which means the Galaxy is already getting money for him. They did the same thing with Landon Donovan, who they loaned out to Bayern Munich. Btw, Donovan has also said he'd like to stay in Munich, I don't see him being criticized for this though...
Ginger Ginger 8 years
I don't believe Beckham cares more about football than money. His and Posh's ego are bruised from the less than enthusiastic response in the US, so they are willing to drag their kids to another country to start over. He spent much of his time on the injured list. What about all the people who bought season tix when it was announced he was coming and didn't get to see him play?
Shannolyn Shannolyn 8 years
There was really the presumption at one time that David Beckham was going to come here and single-handedly make soccer as popular as the NFL in the US. Obviously that didn't happen. And there's an awful lot of gossip about both Beckhams being less than thrilled that they didn't achieve the kind of celebrity popularity and adulation they hoped. Posh is still stinging about the reality show deal. All this supposed controvery about Madrid is just a simple smoke shield--> a way for them to go without making it seem they're leaving with tails between their legs in defeat.
pss pss 8 years
well actually this is not that usal, I mean playing with another team when your contract is not over, and I think this is kinda disrespectful. He should think about this before signing whit LA Galaxy, I totally understand him when everybody said that he was over, with all the problems with the "galactics" in the Real Madrid (best team ever btw,;D) I know the club and the coach didnt treat him good, so he signed whit Galaxy, but I think he just rushed,he should have waited til the end of the season, cuz the coach gave him another chace and he proved he was the best and he really helped us to win the liga that season, and I am sure the club wanted him to stay, WE did becks!! So I think it´s perfect he wants to come back to the top of the football and play in one of the best football team like Milan, and I will love it if he plays in the Champions again!! that would be great!! But he should wait or the clubs should have an agrement. have they?? because I cant understand how a player can play in a team when he still belongs to another..things like that dont happend in Europe.
debalmighty debalmighty 8 years
i dont want to sound rude, but i think that if americans really understood football soccer, they wouldn't be making this big fuzz about the transfer, this happens alllll theeee timeeee in football. it's no big deal.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i love becks and i always will but i think that he has to remember that he was ON TOP in the UK for a while and then there were others that were amazing so he kind of lost his luster and went to play for real madrid, and then still plays for the UK national team, and got a break in the US....and well maybe it's not as big of a sport here, but's something. now that he's seeing success in Milan, it's like he wants to just pick up and leave. i hope that it all works out ...but i guess we're just seeing that he's a footballer through and through
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