BEFORE signing up for PSG to play for free on Transfer Deadline Day, donating his wage to charity, David Beckham had quite a few offers to mull over.
And it’s been revealed that, God love ’em, 8th tier Norwegian outfit Ørn Kristiania had submitted a bid.
The club were prepared to offer the number 7 shirt for the Oslo-based side, an official club sports bag, an official club button to sew onto one of his blazers, and to even waive the club’s membership fee of 2,500 NOK.
In a joint letter to the former LA Galaxy, Real Madrid and Manchester United man’s representatives, the chairman and manager said: “We believe that our platyers and our social environment around our club will be worth more than any amount of dollars or pounds.”
Perhaps they should have written to Peter Odemwingie…
DESPITE being placed a lowly 11th in the Premier League, Fulham are in contention for an unlikely place in next season’s UEFA Europa League.
Each season the top three countries in the Respect Fair Play League receive an extra Europa League place under UEFA rules and England currently lie second in the standings behind Norway.
And as reward for their Fair Play rating, Mark Hughes’s Londoners are on course to receive the berth as Fair Play table leaders Chelsea look set to qualify for Champions League football through their league position.
PATE-kissing saggy socks Laurent Blanc has taken a hard-nosed approach to his first match in charge of France.
Following a dismal showing in South Africa, new man Blanc has dropped the entire 23-man World Cup squad for the forthcoming August friendly against Norway.
Blanc said: “I obviously cannot act as if nothing had happened in South Africa.
“I followed the events with sadness, I was disappointed with the sporting results and I was shocked by certain behaviours.”
Mind you, Blanc can recall the likes of Ben Arfa, Benzema and Nasri for the match…
The move follows the Nigerian team attempting to withdraw from international competition for two years to rebuild its team after a poor showing at the tournament.
Are you listening, Fabio?