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FRANZ BECKENBAUER RUMORS

Franz Beckenbauer: Barcelona's Lionel Messi is 'god-like'

Bayern Munich and Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer has labeled Barcelona star Lionel Messi "god-like" and believes the Catalans' hopes of success this season rest on his shoulders. The 27-year-old has recovered from a disappointing end to 2014 to inspire his side to a fine run of form domestically and in Europe to leave the club challenging for silverware on three fronts. Barca leads...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mats Hummels at the best age for England move, says Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer believes Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels is at the “best age” for a move to England. In 1977, after playing for Bayern Munich, Beckenbauer surprised the world when he accepted a lucrative contract to play in the North American Soccer League with the New York Cosmos. The former West Germany international was twice named European Football of the Year...
Via World Soccer Talk
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bayern president reveals Xherdan Shaqiri likely to leave in January

Bayern Munich's honorary president Franz Beckenbauer has conceded the club are likely to let Xherdan Shaqiri move on in January. Shaqiri, 23, has been restricted to just three Bundesliga starts so far this season, while each of his four appearances in the Champions League have come as a substitute. The Switzerland international's continued lack of game time has led to speculation...
Via Fox Sports
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckenbauer calls for corruption report on 2018, 2022 World Cups to be published

LONDON (AP) Franz Beckenbauer called for the corruption report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup host contests to be published, and said Tuesday that he took no bribes before voting. The former Germany great left FIFA's executive committee months after the vote in December 2010 gave Russia the 2018 event and Qatar the 2022 tournament. Beckenbauer remains active in FIFA but was briefly...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckenbauer risks Dortmund wrath by talking about Reus move

Honorary Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer believes that Marco Reus will leave Borussia Dortmund in 2015 for either his side or "a big club" like Manchester United or Real Madrid. The Bavarians have been heavily linked with a move for the 25-year-old, with CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge strongly suggesting that the Bundesliga champions could look to activate his release...
Via Fox Sports
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckenbauer issues Kroos warning

Franz Beckenbauer has warned Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos not to hold the club to ransom following reports linking him with a big-money move to Manchester United . Reports in the British media on Monday morning suggested United are prepared to pay the Germany international £250,000 a week if he moves to Old Trafford. Kroos would treble his wages if he moved to United, who would...
Via Fox Soccer
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mandzukic could leave Bayern

Bayern Munich's honorary president Franz Beckenbauer has admitted that Mario Mandzukic could leave the club this summer. Mandzukic has been subject to rumors linking him to Arsenal, and with Robert Lewandowski set to join Bayern in the summer, the Croat's position could be under threat. The 27-year-old has scored an impressive 12 goals in 20 appearances for the Bavarians, who are...
Via Fox Soccer
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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