Becks brings in big bucks

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Real Madrid made more than £300million during David Beckham´s four years at the club, according to marketing director Jose Sanchez.

The former England captain, who is set to make his debut for new club Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer in the USA later this month, moved to Spain in a £25million transfer from Manchester United in 2003. However, Madrid reportedly sold one million shirts within the first six months of Beckham´s arrival.

"In four years that Beckham played in Madrid we have generated more than 440 million euros (£300,000) in marketing and commercial activities," Sanchez said in The Sun. "In that time, profits from merchandising increased by 137%."

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