David Beckham has signed a 2 year contract with LA Galaxy, ending months of speculation about his future. Since being out of contract, Beckham has been linked with pretty much every rich club in the world. PSG was the last club who said they were interested. Well, it looks like the 36 year-old will be back playing for LA Galaxy for what will be his sixth season there.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Beckham refused the $12 million a year that PSG were willing to pay, preferring instead the comforts of Los Angeles and a meagre $6.5 million a year. When asked about his decision, Beckham stated:
“This was an important decision for me. 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.”
What playing for LA Galaxy guarantees him is an opportunity to keep playing soccer. It’s difficult to imagine that at PSG, or a Premier League club, Beckham would’ve had the same opportunity. Bruce Arena coach was asked to comment on David Beckham’s decision and 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.”
LA Galaxy should be delighted that David Beckham, one of the best crossers of the ball that there’s ever been, is back in business.