Babayaro Joins Beckham at Galaxy
Jan. 21, 2008
Nigerian stopper Celestine Babayaro is on the verge of penning a three-year deal with Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
Babayaro, 29, has been without a club since leaving Newcastle United by mutual consent in early December of last year, having spent almost three years at St. James' Park without an extended run in the team due to injury.
But now, the former Chelsea full back Celestine Babayaro is reportedly on his way to link up with former boss Ruud Gullit at LA Galaxy.
According to reports on Timesonline.com, the player has agreed to the deal and should be joining other former Premiership stars such as David Beckam and Abel Xavier, who have also switched allegiance to the MLS recently.
After his Newcastle release, many analysts predicted that Babayaro's career was over, but this move puts paid to that idea. The 29 year old player was also reported to have had offers from Turkish club sides but settled for the American club after due consideration of his future plans.
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