It appears as if David Beckham will be playing in France next year. Recent reports suggest AS Monaco will come up with a bid for the England international in the upcoming January transfer window.
The former Manchester United midfielder believes his return to the English Premier League is quite unlikely, yet he is unwilling to hang up his boots. David Beckham has enjoyed five years in Major League Soccer whilst playing for Los Angeles Galaxy.
The 37-year-old Englishman has declared to end his stay in United States this fall, but hasn’t confirmed where he would pursue his football career. Top notch clubs from Australia, Brazil, Russia, China and France are clamoring up with interest and contract proposals for the midfield maestro since last month, but none have been able grab hold of his signature yet.
The former England captain was rumored to return to the English Premier League earlier this year. David Beckham refused to deny the possibility of him returning to England till last month when he finally declared that there was very little chance of him playing in the English Premier League once more.
David Beckham, who has played for football powerhouses such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan, has attracted a lot of interest from Ligue 2 side Monaco.
“I'm lucky because at 37 years old, I've been offered some exciting options,” David Beckham said. “I've got quite a few offers on the table.
“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.”
Monaco were relegated from Ligue 1 in 2010. Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev bought a majority stake in club last year and this obviously means that he plans on investing a lot in the club.
Money and history could persuade David Beckham into playing for Monaco, who reached the Champions League final in 2004. Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri has been made in charge of the French side. Monaco is currently Monaco riding on top of Ligue 2, which means they will most probably promoted to Ligue 1 next season.