Friday, July 06, 2007

Beckham gives the boot to Gillette deal

David Beckham has ended a lucrative sponsorship deal with Gillette, despite the offer of a new £3 million contract from the razor manufacturer.

After weeks of talks over an agreement to coincide with the start of the England midfielder’s spell at Los Angeles Galaxy, the two sides have decided to part company.

The move comes after a decision by Beckham’s advisers to boost his already huge earnings power by pushing for a profit-share agreement in his marketing and sponsorship deals.

Nearly two thirds of the estimated £10 million a year that Beckham, 32, earns from a global agreement with adidas comes from royalties on sales of Predator football boots, shinpads and sports clothing endorsed by the former Real Madrid star.

It's believed that Beckham grew his new beard, which he sported at the recent Diana concert, to celebrate the end of the deal. Beckham reportedly had to remain clean shaven as part of the Gilette deal.

More on the story can be found at the Times Online.

Source: The Times / The Sun

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3 Comments:

At 10:28 am, Blogger peiyi said...

hmm. it's quite long since there's any update on becks. when i saw 'sportscentre', a sports show in my region, they showed becks in the british grand prix! with vict of course.

 
At 5:22 pm, Blogger Paulsworld said...

Yeah I have some pictures and will post them when I get around to it. Hopefully later tonight.

 
At 9:16 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The big question is whether her fake breasts will hold up for five years in the Californian heat. They have had quite a time to get acclimatised in Spain, so I guess they should be OK.

 

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