Reports are reportedly reporting that David Beckham is taking one more step toward creating his own currency, appointing himself the sultan of the Earth and completing world domination.
His latest venture? He’s teaming with Alexi Lalas in an attempt to buy 75 percent of La Liga club Malaga. Current owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani has put his shares on the open market (and likely submitted his resume to Beckham) opening the door for the omnipresent Becks.
Malaga will be taking the pitch in uniforms plastered with Beckham’s face in no time. And before you scoff at the idea, you should probably put down those fish sticks, that strawberry banana smoothie and choose a different pair of underwear while you’re at it. Face it, Becks owns you.
And he’s about to own Malaga too.
Another day, another record.
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick against Malaga Wednesday to break Gerd Mueller’s record for goals in a European club season.
His 68 goals gives him one more than the mark Mueller set for Bayern Munich in 1972-73, and he sure did it in style didn’t he? After converting a pair of penalty kicks he delivered the above run, chipped it over the keeper and finished. Pure class.
Even with Barcelona in the midst of trying times the little guy still manages to deliver.
Santi Cazorla has confirmed that he is on the brink of sealing a transfer to Malaga for around €22 million. Cazorla, a Spanish international, is expected to agree personal terms within 24 hours and is also believed to have said goodbye to his teammates at Villarreal.
“The club needs to sell [this summer] and I’ve made the final decision. Everything is being finalised and finally a new chapter is about to begin in my life,” he stated.
There has been speculation linking Cazorla with a move to the Premier League, but his arrival at Malaga would follow the recent signings of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Jeremy Toulalan and Joaquin as they look to strengthen ahead of the new season.
Valencia president Manuel Llorente is adamant that in-demand winger Juan Mata will not be leaving the club this summer, despite reports linking him with Arsenal refusing to subside. Mata, 23, cemented his reputation as one of Europe’s most fearsome wide men with some excellent displays during Spain’s European Under-21 Championship triumph in June, leading to speculation that the Gunners would like to add him to their ranks. Tottenham have also emerged as contenders to sign the Los Che star, but Llorent insisted his prized asset is going nowhere.
“Juan Mata is not for sale,” Llorente said. “We have not received any offers for the player. The news that appears in the media is just rumours. We have a very good squad at Valencia and our priority now is to sign a central defender.”
Llorente’s assertion comes three days after Mata’s father, Juan Senior, claimed Arsenal had made contact with Valencia over a deal for the former Real Madrid winger.
“There have been calls from foreign clubs but now the decision rests with Valencia. [Juan] is on his holidays,” he was quoted as saying by the Mirror last Friday.
Valencia signed Almeria forward Pablo Piatti last week, but the Argentinian is seen as a replacement for Joaquin, who has joined Malaga.