November 29, 2012
'THAT 'S NOT TRUE'
Beckham says he won't be joining the Cosmos
|David Beckham says his people have not been in contact with the Cosmos.
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By Michael Lewis
CARSON, Calif. -- If David Beckham is going to the New York Cosmos as a player and a part-owner, then it's news to him.
The LA Galaxy midfielder said on Thursday there was no truth to the report that he will join the Cosmos after he plays his final game for his Major League Soccer club this weekend. The Galaxy will take on the Houston Dynamo in MLS Cup on Saturday.
ďIíve been hearing the Cosmos thing for the last two or three years and no, thatís not true," Beckham said. "My manager has definitely not had a conversation on that side so thatís definitely not true.Ē
The Sunday World in Ireland reported that Beckham would be joining the Cosmos as a player and part-owner next season.
There has been all sort of speculation of where the 37-year-old Beckham will wind up -- from Australia to China to France. Paris Saint-Germain and most recently AS Monaco have been rumored as his next destination.
ďI heard the Monaco thing on the way to training this morning from a friend in London who said ĎI hear youíre going to Monaco,í " Beckham said. "So that was the first Iíve heard of that. Iím very flattered by some of the interest that Iíve had, and some serious interest that Iíve had.
"I said yesterday that itís always nice to be recognized by managers and good managers and the fact that Iíve still got managers like Carlo Ancelotti and Harry Redknapp and Sam Allardyce, managers like this are coming out saying theyíd love me to play and they know how professional I am that means a lot to me. Thatís what Iíve tried to base my career around, my whole career around over the years, being a professional and working hard and itís nice to be recognized like that.Ē