Singapore, Indonesia Bid to Lure Beckham
Football superstar David Beckham looks set to visit Singapore and Indonesia on a promotional tour in the coming weeks, organisers said on Tuesday.
Beckham and his LA Galaxy team are "80 percent" confirmed to stop off in Southeast Asia en route to their friendly game in Melbourne in early December, a promoter told Agence France Presse.
"We are very close in the negotiations. It's at quite an advanced stage," the promoter said, referring to the Singapore leg. "We're negotiating for the whole team, including Beckham.
"We're just sorting out sponsors. It's about 80 percent (confirmed)."
She said tentative dates for Singapore, where Galaxy would meet fans and run a football clinic for youngsters, are December 1-3, adding that the team is also planning a friendly in Jakarta in late November.
Neither visit has been confirmed by Galaxy, who are scheduled to play Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium on December 6.
Galaxy's stars include Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan as well as Beckham, who has recently been linked with a move to France's Paris Saint-Germain.