Euro clubs chase Beckham signature

BY foxsports • November 22, 2011

David Beckham has interest from two "big European clubs'' to weigh up when he decides his playing future.

The 36-year-old former England captain's Los Angeles Galaxy contract runs out at the end of December and Beckhamn is weighing up his options.

"I have a decision to make and I haven't made it yet,'' Beckham told BBC Radio One.

"I've got options, which is amazing at my age. A couple of big European clubs are after me.

"I need to sit down with friends and family and decide what's best for me. I might still be here next year playing.''

Beckham has been heavily linked with Paris Saint Germain, but the former England captain told Sky Sports News he has not held talks with the club's supremo Leonardo, who he played under during his loan spell at AC Milan.

"I have not spoken to Leonardo actually, he sent me a message of good luck but I have not spoken to him about a PSG move," he said.

Beckham also indicated that he did not really have a desire to play in the Premier League for any other side than his former club Manchester United, seemingly ruling out possible moves to either Tottenham or Queens Park Rangers.

"Talking of playing in England I have always said that unless it was for Man United I would feel weird," Beckham continued.

"It is the club as a boy I always wanted to play for, I always wanted to start my career there and finish it there.

"Obviously I moved away to go Real Madrid, but I am still a Man United fan so playing for another club would be weird and I don't think that will happen - but who knows."

He admitted that he could very well remain in America with Los Angeles Galaxy.

"I would consider staying at Galaxy, it is one of my options," he said but insisted he would not look to go out on loan if he did remain in MLS.

"Going on loan was something I did a couple of years ago to Milan solely to try and stay in the England team and after that I got my Achilles and I think playing so much football in a short space of time was a factor."

Beckham did suggest that he had achieved everything he wanted to do with his move to LA following their MLS Cup triumph over the weekend.

"This was the last piece of the puzzle," he said.

"I always said off the field I had achieved everything I wanted to as I wanted to raise the profile [of MLS] and wanted it to grow, I didn't think it would happen that quickly and I am proud of that but on the field I wanted a trophy which I got at the weekend."

Beckham maintained he will never give up on playing for England, commenting: "I always dream of playing for England.

"Every time they play, I am proud, I am an England fan. Would I play again? I would love to play again. Will I play again? Who knows, it is though one of the reasons I have never retired from international football."
 


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