Former England international David Beckham has confirmed he will leave Los Angeles Galaxy after next month’s Major Soccer League Cup in order to search out “one last challenge”.
After five-and-a-half seasons in Los Angeles, where Beckham moved from Real Madrid in 2007, the midfielder insists he feels ready for “one more challenge” before he hangs up his boots.
He will, however, be looking to sign off in style as the American outfit hope to successfully defend their cup title against Houston Dynamo on December 1.
“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,” he told the league’s official website.
“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.”
With his children having spent the last five-and-a-half years growing up in the States, it would not be an outlandish shock if he eventually switched to another MLS team, and the New York Red Bulls have been rumoured as a possible destination.
Although A-League clubs are the only ones to have publicly made their interest known there will no doubt be several suitors for a player who still manages to generate plenty of interest.