David Beckham has revealed that he will leave the LA Galaxy following the MLS Cup Final against the Houston Dynamo on December 1st in pursuit of a new last challenge in his playing career.
The 37-year old Beckham has been linked with several European clubs in recent weeks and according to potential Celtic investor Snoop Dogg, the Scottish champions may also chase the former England captain’s signature.
As far as the player himself is concerned, his next destination is currently undecided. Besides, his focus at the moment is to properly conclude his MLS career with the rematch of last season’s clash with the Dynamo, which ended in glory for Los Angeles.
“I’ve had an incredibly special time playing for the LA Galaxy, however, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career,” Beckham was quoted by ESPN.
Asserting that he hopes to continue his association with the MLS in an ownership role in the future, the star midfielder added: “I don’t see this as the end of my relationship with the league as my ambition is to be part of the ownership structure in the future.”
Beckham’s exit would inevitably lead to speculation linking his compatriot Frank Lampard with a move to Southern California, even though the Chelsea veteran is also drawing interest from China.
No matter who ends up replacing Beckham as the Galaxy’s newest DP, it is clear that the impact he made on the entire league upon his arrival in 2007 will always carry its own unique significance.
“In my time here I have seen the popularity of the game grow every year. I’ve been fortunate to win trophies, but more important to me has been the fantastic reception I’ve had from fans in L.A. and across the States,” Beckham noted with satisfaction.
“Soccer’s potential has no limits in this wonderful country and I want to always be part of growing it,” he concluded.