David Beckham pens new two-year deal to stay at LA Galaxy
David Beckham signs new two-year deal to stay with Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy after shunning a move to PSG
David Beckham has committed his future to LA Galaxy by penning a new two-year deal with the Major League Soccer side on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old midfielder, who had been heavily linked with a move back to Europe, reportedly turned down the chance to move to Paris Saint-Germain, instead opting to stay in America – and he insists he plans to spend “many more years” in the States.
“This was an important decision for me,” said former England captain Beckham, who joined LA Galaxy from Real Madrid in 2007.
“I had many offers from clubs from around the world, however, I’m still passionate about playing in America and winning trophies with the Galaxy.
“I’ve seen first hand how popular soccer is now in the States and I’m as committed as ever to growing the game here. My family and I are incredibly happy and settled in America and we look forward to spending many more years here.”
LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena said: “I am thrilled that David has chosen to rejoin the Galaxy, especially as he had numerous options where he could continue his career.
“I felt that he was one of the best players in all of MLS last season and we could not have achieved the success that we did without him. We look forward to trying to replicate that success this season with David once again in a Galaxy uniform.”