£770,000 a week? No, says Beckham
Sunday 23 October 2005
The claims, made in Spanish newspapers and repeated in Britain yesterday, centred on allegations that Beckham wanted a deal that would make him the third highest-paid sports star in the world, behind Tiger Woods and Michael Schumacher.
One report said the Real Madrid star had asked for £40m a year, including the bulk of profits from sales of his famous No 23 shirt.
However, the club denied it had even set a date for negotiations on the renewal of Beckham's contract, which runs until 2007. "It is not true that the player has asked for any type of contractual or financial improvement for the future, and a date for discussions between the club and the player has not been established," said the website statement.
"David Beckham has assured us that he is happy in Spain and at Real Madrid. The club values the excellent commitment and hard work of the player."
Latest in Sport
Chelsea vs Manchester United: Jose Mourinho dismisses United injury worries, saying 'they have an amazing squad'
Aaron Hernandez: American Football in the dock as NFL star player's murderous double life is revealed
Chelsea vs Manchester United: Why Blues are the least popular team in the league
Chelsea vs Manchester United combined XI: Thibaut Courtois or David De Gea? Juan Mata or Willian? Who makes our team?
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Where are the tickets for the fight?
- 1 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 3 US? China? India? The 10 biggest economies in 2030 will be...
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling