On this day in 2003 – Man United accepted a £25million offer from Real Madrid for David Beckham

Manchester United have announced they have accepted a £25million offer real Madrid for David Beckham On this day in 2003.

The England The captain rose through the United academy ranks and made 394 first-team appearances, winning six Premier League titles and two FA Cups and 1999. Champions League Part of a very successful era for the club.

Speculation over his future with the Red Devils has dominated the sporting diary since before the end of the 2002-03 season.

Beckham has made 394 appearances for Manchester United (Phil Noble/PA)

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Beckham’s relationship with the club he supported as a child – and the manager, sir Alex Ferguson – He grew increasingly nervous and it was always a question of when, not if, he would leave Old Trafford, with Spain emerging as a potential destination.

Barcelona looked like early favorites and Beckham was the central figure in Joan Laporta’s successful campaign to become the Catalan club’s new president, but the 28-year-old midfielder opted for the Bernabeu instead.

A statement from Manchester United said: “Manchester United today reached an agreement for the transfer of David Beckham to Real Madrid for the sum of 35 million euros (approximately £25 million).

The deal is expected to close in July, subject to Manchester United and Real Madrid board approvals, and satisfactory payment guarantees.

“David Beckham has agreed personal terms with Real Madrid and is expected to sign his new contract with the club once completed.”

Beckham spent four seasons at Real Madrid, making 159 appearances for the club and helping them win the 2006-07 La Liga title.

He had stints with LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain before retiring in 2013.