LOS ANGELES: English star midfielder David Beckham has signed a new two-year deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy, saying his family is “settled” and he hopes to stay long term in the United States.
“My family and I are incredibly happy and settled in America and we look forward to spending many more years here,” Beckham said Wednesday.
The former England captain said that he has reached an agreement on a new two-year contract for the 2012 and 2013 seasons with the Major League Soccer club. His five-year deal worth $32.5 million with the Galaxy expired at the end of last month.
“This was an important decision for me,” said Beckham, who will be almost 39 when the latest contract expires.
“I had many offers from clubs from around the world,” he said. “However, I’m still passionate about playing in America and winning trophies with the Galaxy.”
No details of the new contract were released. The deal was expected to provide for a sabbatical from the next Major League Soccer season that would allow Beckham to possibly play in the London Olympics.