Beckham snubbed Premier League

David Beckham has revealed that he turned down the chance to return to the Premier League to re-sign with LA Galaxy.

The veteran English midfielder was out of contract after a four-year stint with the MLS side, and despite interest from Europe, decided to put pen-to-paper on a new two-year deal with the American club.

When quizzed if there was a chance to move back to his homeland, Beckham confirmed that there were offers on the table.

“I was offered the chance. But I’m happy here, so that was my major decision,” Sky Sports reported that he said at a press conference.

Beckham said ‘one or two’ English teams were interested, and went on to explain that he did not consider retirement from the game.

“Retirement was never a part of my plans. It had been talked about by other people but it always is when you get to this stage in your career. I’ve not even started thinking about that yet.

“I’m not looking to retire after those two years. Not at this moment – that might change.

“I’m 36 now, 37 in May, and I still feel good. I want to continue to play as much as possible. We were just talking about Paul Scholes retiring and then he comes back. Players miss it,” he continued.

Beckham has been touted as a potential member of the Great Britain Olympic game team, and admitted that it would be of interest.

“Hopefully I’ll be involved in the Olympics. Obviously I want to be part of the GB team.

“I know how exciting it is for our country and our nation to have the Olympics in the East End of London, especially for me growing up there,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight