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David Beckham’s former “right hand man” reveals getting offered millions to reveal the star’s private life

Former Real Madrid and Manchester United star David Beckham’s ex-agent Andy Bernal has revealed that he was offered millions to reveal everything he knew about the player. The Australian was seen as Beckham’s right-hand man, having worked closely with the Englishman for years during his time as a professional footballer.

Journalist Nick Harris conducted an interview with the 57-year-old, talking of his life as a football player, but more importantly, as Beckham’s close ally. Bernal revealed how they used to get mobbed on the streets of Madrid and even had helicopters chasing them.

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“If a Hollywood producer decided to turn it into a movie, they’d need some budget for the scenes in Madrid alone. Helicopters chasing us across the city. Getting mobbed wherever we went. Throw in the fact you’ve got a Spice Girl involved, Victoria being one of the world’s most famous women at the time. It was a time of insanity and madness, the sheer attention with the newspapers trying to get any tiny thing they could, relentlessly. 

Later, Bernal also revealed how he was offered millions to reveal every detail he know about Beckham, saying:

“As for my time with David himself, I enjoyed it. I was his right-hand man and friend. We’d go to parties at Ronaldo’s house, the original Ronaldo, and there was also Roberto Carlos in that team, and Zidane and Figo and Raúl and Casillas. I was protective of him. There were periods at that time and after when I was offered millions – literally millions – to tell everything I knew to the papers. And that didn’t happen.”

David Beckham retired from football in 2013 at PSG, pulling the curtains down on a remarkable career that spanned 21 years.

David Beckham was more than just a footballer

David Beckham
David Beckham (Image Source – Getty)

At the peak of his career in the early 2000s, David Beckham’s reputation transcended football. He became known as the fashion icon, setting global trends with his stylish hair cuts and dapper outfits. While it fetched him plenty of brand deals and endorsements, the former England international became more of a celebrity than a football star. His on-field greatness was overshadowed by his glamorous image in the media, leaving behind a contentious legacy.

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