Transfer News: Is LA Galaxy’s David Beckham on His Way to Australia?

You would be hard pressed to find a football fan who has not heard of David Beckham. Footballing talent aside, Beckham is a brand name, a public-relations statement. If suggestions are correct, the former English international could be heading to Australia for a 10-match guest stint.

According to Football Federation Australia (h/t ABC News), the A-League governing body was contacted by Beckham's agent regarding the possibility of a stint with an A-League club. An FFA spokesman said:

The approach from David Beckham’s people is another sign of how much the A-League has grown in stature on a global basis

But this approach remains at a very preliminary stage.

The interest only caps off what has been a stellar year for football Down Under. The league recently welcomed the likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono; it is believed the capture of Beckham would truly cement the stature of the game in Australia.

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