Madrid mentor Mijatovic tips Beckham to sign new Real deal

REAL MADRID sporting director Predrag Mijatovic believes the possibility of finally winning some silverware with the Spanish giants will lead David Beckham to extend his contract at the club.

Beckham has yet to celebrate a major trophy success since moving to Madrid in 2003, but following sweeping changes at the club this summer and the team’s decent start to the season, optimism is high at the Bernabeu that Real will soon end that barren spell.

Mijatovic feels that could be a major draw for Beckham, whose four-year contract at Real runs out next summer.

“He has not had much luck in the last three years after arriving at Real Madrid,” said Mijatovic.

“Now the situation is different, and I think that he is aware of that.

“We have a club that knows what it wants, an atmosphere that is much more healthy, circumstances that are a guarantee that we can hope for great success at the end of the season.”

Beckham has made clear his frustration at his lack of first-team action for much of this season under new Real coach Fabio Capello, and that is believed to be a major reason why the 31-year-old has yet to pen a new deal.

But Mijatovic is still convinced the former Manchester United man will remain at the club. “At the moment he is not in the first XI, but that does not mean the situation will be the same in a few weeks.”

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