Soccer superstar David Beckham has a major new fan after singing up for REAL MADRID - Spanish singing legend Julio Iglesias

The perma-tanned star's own career with the footballing giants was abruptly put at an end after a near-fatal car crash when he was 20 - but Iglesias is still an ardent fan of Real, who have been bolstered by Beckham's $40 million (GBP25 million) signing last moth (20JUN03).

Julio, 59, says of the husband of ex-SPICE GIRL VICTORIA, "He has chosen the best team in the world. He is not only a great player but a good guy. He's charming, with a lot of glamour."

04/07/2003 14:01