Australian clubs bid for Beckham

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On 20 November 2012 saa 08:27
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Perth Glory were quick to throw their hats into the ring after David Beckham announced his decision to leave the MLS, and were quickly followed by Melbourne Heart.

"David Beckham has confirmed the MLS Cup final will be his last game for the Galaxy. The race is on," Perth Glory tweeted this morning.

The Heart chief executive Scott Munn told reporters: "I can’t put a percentage term on it.

"What I can say is that it’s certainly real, we’re putting forward an offer, it’s compelling and the opportunity is here for him to come here. That is absolutely legitimate.

"Let’s let David get through next week, play the final of the MLS and hopefully he’ll have a win. Then I’m sure he’ll assess every offer."

Football Federation Australia last week claimed they had been approached by Beckham’s camp with a view to the player spending a short stint in the A-League, though his spokesman described that as "rubbish".

Beckham, 37, said overnight that he was to leave Los Angeles Galaxy after next month’s MLS Cup against Houston Dynamo on 1 December before seeking to extend his playing career elsewhere.

He told the Major League Soccer website: "I’ve had an incredibly special time playing for the LA Galaxy, however, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career."


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