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David Beckham: From Hero to Zero

Started on 9 February 2013 by Glenn T
Latest Reply on 7 October 2014 by Mr.O
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2013-06-01 17:15#107421 Toon : Narrow wins, but good ones.

2013-06-01 09:57#107440 Glenn T :
2013-06-01 17:15#107421 Toon : Narrow wins, but good ones.

There's nothing wrong with that.
Keep it going Glenn your Doing Quality! All you need now is a major tournament win with England and to return to Villa and beat Bayern in Champions League final! ;)
2013-06-01 18:00#107442 DeanByrne1995 : Keep it going Glenn your Doing Quality! All you need now is a major tournament win with England and to return to Villa and beat Bayern in Champions League final! ;)

:)) Maybe, just maybe, that's what I'll do ;)

The English Way

Bayern Munich have confirmed three new signings, two of whom play under David Beckham for the England national team.

The first man is Spanish international Eneko Diez, signed from Osasuna on a free transfer. The 22-year-old was an important first-team member of the Osasuna squad but stubbornly refused to extend his contract with the La Liga side, and Bayern Munich have now snapped the youngster up on a free transfer.

He has had a spectacular career so far, making his debut for Osasuna in 2014 at just merely 17. He has gone on to make 159 league appearances for his local club, and gained his first cap in late 2016 after impressing Spain manager Josep Guardiola. He has not looked back since.

The next is another free transfer. Leighton Baines left Manchester United last month, declining to sign another contract with the Red Devils after an illustrious career with them.

The 34-year-old England veteran linked up with United in 2013 after achieving legendary status as a player with Everton, and has went on to make 235 appearances in the Premier League in 7 years, at the same time having 4 Premier League title medals to his name, as well as a magnificent record of 3 Champions League trophies.

However, he has decided to pursue other challenges after his illuminating career in England, and Beckham is eager to provide him with that by offering him a one-year contract to play at the Allianz Arena.

The last signing is perhaps the most important of all.

He might even be proven as an 'Ademilson signing' at the end of the season, a kind of signing dubbed by the fans to describe a player costing the club millions - yet manage to repay those millions with interest with his performances for the club, named after Bayern's own star striker Ademilson.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joins Beckham again at Bayern Munich, departing from Aston Villa for a whooping 45 million.

The 25-year-old England winger was brought to Villa Park by the same man, with Beckham signing him for Aston Villa from Arsenal in 2017 for a fee of 23 million. Unfortunately, Chamberlain had little time working with the 44-year-old boss, as Beckham was soon on his way to Bayern Munich.

However, under new manager Malky Mackay, Chamberlain blossomed, and has now proven himself as one of England's best in recent history. Last year, he scored 10 goals as well as providing 17 assists to carry Aston Villa to 2nd in the Premier League.

He will now join the Beckham project at Bayern.

Surely with such signings, there will be departures.

The Bayern Munich team who won the treble last season is definitely not going to be broken up massively, having shown their worth with their incredible trophy-laden year.

But there will at least be some departures to accommodate the new men, surely...?
Unlucky the UCL final :(

Good signings
2013-06-01 18:57#107472 Mickzter97 : Unlucky the UCL final :(

Good signings

Thanks Micky. :)

Making Space

Bayern Munich and David Beckham have confirmed the departures of two players.

For a combined 25 million, Marco Verratti and Stefan Radu have left the clubs.

Since joining Bayern, Verratti has been a revelation, reviving his career at the Allianz Arena after spending his uneventful spells at Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham sitting on the bench. Although last year he had to fight for a place in the first team and was unable to dislodge the excellent partnership of Jesus Blanco and Abdoulaye Sylla, he still dished out 5 goals and 7 assists in 21 Bundesliga appearances.

He departs for PSV Eindhoven, costing 20 million. That's 11 million more than what Bayern Munich paid to sign him from Tottenham, just one and a half year ago.

The Italian international has revealed that he turned down clubs like Barcelona to join the Dutch side, who are considered one of the best clubs in the Eredivisie.

"I don't want to play again at some club like Paris-Saint Germain and ruin my career by sitting on the bench. I've revived my career at Bayern Munich so I don't want to waste it again. PSG was a nightmare, and I don't want to relive my bench-warming experience," said the 26-year-old, speaking to Dutch journalists in his first press conference with PSV.

"PSV also have an Italian manager, Fernando Orsi, and he was very persuasive about me coming here. So, here I am.

"I want to also thank Bayern Munich and David Beckham for being so good to me. I would have stayed at Bayern because every thing there is basically fantastic, but it is not to be, unfortunately.

"I've been moving clubs quite a lot so I hope to stay at PSV for a long time now and win every trophy that I can."

Stefan Radu also departs, to FC Koln, a rather harsh demotion from winning the treble with Bayern Munich.

However, the 32-year-old Romania defender has no complains and is ready to make an impact at Koln as his career slowly draws to it's close.

Despite making frequent appearances in the treble season, Radu has slowly but surely been edged out of the first team by new boy Martin Legendre.

He has now opted to join Koln for first-team football in the twilight of his career, with Leighton Baines replacing him at Bayern.

The Great Departure

Bayern Munich legend Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced that he has left the club following the expiry of his contract with Die Bayern.

The 34-year-old was widely expected to retire and end his playing career at Bayern Munchen. However, after making only 2 Bundesliga appearances throughout the season and failure to receive a new contract extension, the German midfielder has decided to search for a new challenge to continue his playing career.

Schweinsteiger will end his status as a one-club man, having been part of Bayern Munich since joining the club from their academy in 1999.

He has won plenty of trophies with Bayern, having 8 league title medals, 5 DFB Pokal cup medals as well as a Champions League win to his name.

"It's been a hard decision for me, but I am going to continue playing," Schweinsteiger revealed to German press. "I really, really wanted a new contract but I suppose there is also no point in it if I'm not playing.

"I wanted to retire at Bayern Munich but I feel like I can continue playing. They don't feel that way so it is fine. I will find a new club.

"Bayern Munchen will always have a special place in my heart. It will feel very unnatural to pull on a kit that's not of Bayern Munich or the Germany national team. I love Bayern and I will surely be returning when I retire, if they let me.

"The fans have been so good to me since I made my debut and I am thankful to have played for such people.

"Thank you for making my time at Bayern Munich so great. I will still be following the club and I hope David (Beckham) will build on the treble we got last year. I'm certain we can do it. Under David, Bayern are going to be the best team in the world. I'm sure of that."
Nooooo the most german sounding player ever has left the most german club ever! WHY???? :D
2013-06-01 21:23#107527 Rablador : Nooooo the most german sounding player ever has left the most german club ever! WHY???? :D

Schweinsteiger :( He's a true legend. Superb pro and excellent player.
2013-06-01 21:38#107540 SuperFrankieLampard : Schweinsteiger :( He's a true legend. Superb pro and excellent player.

Indeed :D
It is a sad day when Bastian leaves :( but a great update Glenn loving it!
2013-06-01 21:55#107547 k1rups : It is a sad day when Bastian leaves :( but a great update Glenn loving it!

Thanks Krupesh :)

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