Eriksson Plays Down Beckham Rumours

The boulevard press have been running stories suggesting that the Swedish coach plans to use City owner Thaksin Shinawatra's millions to lure Beckham back from USA, but Eriksson has been dismissive of the reports.

"We haven't talked about David Beckham and I think it would be very difficult to match his salary!", Eriksson said.

"I am very happy for David that he's in the squad because I think he deserves his 100th cap," he added, referring to the fact that England boss Fabio Capello has called Beckham back to the side that is preparing to take on France in a prestige friendly.

"It has been our policy to have gone for younger players, but one of the things I discussed with Dr Thaksin this week was if we should take in, not an old but an older player this summer," he added.

"If we do that it must be a very big name, a very, very big name who can fill the stadium."

via I goal.com

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