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Celtic: David Beckham mooted for Hoops

Stranger things have happened in football and the latest news linking former Man United and England hero, David Beckham with a move to Celtic has hit the headlines.

The idea has emerged following the news that Hip Hop superstar Snoop Dogg has revealed he wants to buy a share in Celtic.

He said he has discussed his plans with pal David Beckham and claims he’ll get Becks into a Hoops jersey.

Snoop was inspired to get involved after watching the club, who are worth around £30million, beat Barcelona in the Champions League earlier this month.The Los Angeles-based rapper says he wants a seat on the board and is ready to shell out millions to get involved at the Parkhead club.

He said: “I got a lot of interest in soccer. It’s not a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in sports teams but it is a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in soccer teams.

“I didn’t catch the whole Barcelona game but I watched the highlights. I know Barcelona are
a big deal, and it shows Celtic are a big deal as well.

“I see how passionate Celtic fans are about their team and I could see myself making an investment if any of the board wanted to sell.

“I haven’t really thought how much. I don’t need to run a soccer club but enough of a percentage to get me on the board so I can be heard.

“I want to bring a bit of Snoop to things.

“I am passionate about my sport. The boxes at Celtic would never be the same once I have hosted a party there.”

Meanwhile, Beckham's camp has denied reports that the midfielder is set to leave LA Galaxy and move to Australia after Football Federation Australia (FFA) claimed the 37-year-old was interested in a temporary switch to the A-League.

A spokesman for the FFA hinted that the former Manchester United man was set to follow the likes of Alessandro Del Piero and Emile Heskey by moving to Australian in a statement saying: "The approach from David Beckham's people is another sign of how much the Hyundai A-League has grown in stature on a global basis.

"Beckham is a superstar on the world stage and he would be another massive signing for the Hyundai A-League after the arrivals of Alessandro Del Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono. But this approach remains at a very preliminary stage."

However, a spokesman for Beckham has denied the claim, saying the player is happy in Los Angeles and is not planning on moving.

"David is completely focused on the MLS playoffs and winning another Championship with the Galaxy," a spokesman told Sky Sports. "Always enormous interest from clubs across world in signing David.. absolutely no plans to play in Australia."

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