Originally Posted by Nugget
In Oz they have disclosed some portions of Becks salary and the base is nowhere near 50 a year. There are set benchmarks which have to be met. Some are performance related on Becks side and others are merchandise and attendance related as well. If those targets are met then its 50.
Supposedly when Becks signed with Real all Real merchandise sold out on that day. Also its interesting that Real has just recently taken over from ManU as the richest soccer club in the world.
Still 50 for a guy who doesn't make the Real run on squad or the English national squad is like signing Bernie Williams to play CF for 20 milliion a year.
Only if Bernie is easily regarded as the best player in his league though. The deal works for LA in many ways, IMO. They get the best player in the league and all the icing.
And I do regard Beckham as the best player in the league. He's still extremely valuable on set pieces and his lack of form has been a little over exaggerated.