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David Beckham: “United had agreed a deal with Barcelona, but I told them I am only going to Madrid”

The iconic football legend revealed the details behind his move to Real Madrid

British soccer star, David Beckham (C) p Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images

David Beckham spoke to BBC Radio and revealed some of the details behind his 2003 transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid.

“I had heard rumors I might be sold. I was on holiday in the States with Victoria and one of my friends called and told me it was on Sky Sports that United has agreed terms with Barcelona. I told him, ‘that’s not right I don’t know anything about it’,” Beckham explained.

The Englishman’s feud with Sir Alex Ferguson was made public and the damage from a Manchester United perspective was irreversible. “I then flew back to London. I tried to speak to Peter Kenyon as well as the manager, but they said ‘no’. I told them I needed to understand what was going on and they admitted a deal had been agreed with Barcelona”.

“That’s when I spoke to my agent and said, ‘If I am going to move, I am going to move to Madrid’. Within a day I sat with the President of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, and we agreed a deal”, he concluded.

David Beckham is already remembered fondly among Madridista’s, but his words recalling the transfer to the club will only further his connection with the Real Madrid faithful.