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David Beckham’s £50million McClaren’s England Appeal

by | 28th, May 2007

england-beckham.jpgWHILE England boss Steve McClaren fumbles around for a saviour, David Beckham’s already ballooning bank account could swell to the tune of an extra £50million. (Pic: The Spine)

Beckham will cash in if he can inspire his wilting countrymen to Euro qualification.

According to the Telegraph, the former Manchester United icon’s recall to the England squad could trigger a whole new set of lucrative sponsorship deals. But it could also put his Los Angeles future in doubt.

PR guru Max Clifford looks at Beckham’s MLS career . Says he: “If in the next couple of games he really makes a name for himself again you can see a situation where he is going to say ‘why on earth am I doing going to Los Angeles?’ which is basically a retirement plan.”

However, neither wife Victoria, desperate for promotion to the Hollywood A-list, nor LA Galaxy manager Alexei Lalas will be too thrilled about their star man’s England recall.

Commenting on Beckham’s inclusion in the latest England squad, Lalas tells us: “I don’t want to stand in the way of a player representing his country but we have to be prudent and understand they have to be the appropriate games. But from a business perspective, it is not the greatest news as we are selling a team with David Beckham in it and a lot of people are excited about seeing him play with the Galaxy.”

Rumours are that the dismal and desperate McClaren is set to recall Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle and Bobby Charlton.


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