Beckham agent denies Australia link

UPDATE: David Beckham's management have denied the LA Galaxy star is on the verge of moving to Australia.

UPDATE: David Beckham's management have denied the LA Galaxy star is on the verge of moving to Australia.

Football Federation Australia issues a statement earlier today saying a representative of Beckham's had been in touch, but in the UK this morning, his agent said the reports were a little premature.

"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."

It had been suggested Beckham could be signed on a 10-game guest stint when his current contract with MLS side LA Galaxy runs out in December.

FFA released a statement on Friday afternoon saying it had received an approach "by an agent representing the management" of Beckham.

“The approach from David Beckham-s people is another sign of how much the Hyundai A-League has grown in stature on a global basis,” the statement said.

“Beckham is superstar on the world stage and he would be another massive signing for the Hyundai A-League after the arrivals of Alessandro Del Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono. But this approach remains at a very preliminary stage.”

A-League clubs responded to the speculation this afternoon, with Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory ruling themselves out, while Perth Glory and Melbourne Heart both admitting they would be interested in signing the LA Galaxy midfielder.


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