Belfast Telegraph

David Beckham refuses to rule out return to the Premier League

By Simon Rice

David Beckham has revealed he has a number of offers on the table as he prepares to take the final step in his playing career.

The former England captain's spell in the MLS with LA Galaxy comes to an end this weekend with the 37-year-old still to make a decision over his future.

A move to big-spending Paris St Germain has been mooted, while in the Premier League, QPR and a reunion with Harry Redknapp who Beckham trained under last season has been suggested.

"I'm lucky because at 37 years old, I've been offered some exciting options," Beckham told Sky Sports News. "I've got quite a few offers on the table."

Discussing a return to the Premier League, Beckham says it is unlikely, but refused to rule it out.

"I've always said I think I would struggle to come back and play in England because I've played for the biggest club in the world, the biggest club in England, Manchester United, and I couldn't see myself playing for any other Premiership team.

"But you never know. Like I said, we've got some exciting options on the table. I do think we'll be spending a little more time in England because it's good for the kids to see their grandparents.

"Over the last six years it's been difficult not seeing them as much as we'd like and they'd like, but we definitely won't be leaving LA for good."

Speaking specifically about the reported interest from QPR and PSG, Beckham said he was flattered by the praise shown by their respective managers.

"What I'm really touched about is the fact that I've still got great managers like Harry, like (Paris St Germain coach) Carlo Ancelotti coming out and saying great things about me, not saying they would like to sign me, but saying nice things about me.

"I've spent a couple of months with Harry when I was training at Tottenham. He doesn't have to say the things that he says so it's nice that he talks about me in such a nice way."

Beckham's six years in the MLS will end with Saturday's MLS Cup final against Houston.

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