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Beckham the chauffeur telegraphs move
by Paul Kennedy, January 3rd, 2012 5:53PM

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[WORLD VIEW] A new start in Paris at Paris St. Germain or a return to the Los Angeles Galaxy? The Paris media were convinced that David Beckham was headed to PSG, drawn by the millions offered by its new Qatari owners. But Beckham, according to PSG President Nasser al-Khelaifi, has chosen to stay in Los Angeles for family reasons. Beckham made his decision over the holidays, but it was telegraphed as long ago as MLS Cup when he was asked about his post-victory plans.

Beckham planned to celebrate through the night but one thing was stopping him.

"I've got school drop-off at 8 o'clock," he said, laughing.

Beckham often stated how much he and wife Victoria and their four children loved life in California and the desire not to move their family back to Europe -- in the middle of the school year -- appears to have trumped any dreams of a new adventure in Paris.

Like so many foreign stars who come to the United States, Beckham and his family can live their life with a semblance of normalcy -- as normal as it is to be the Beckhams -- that could not easily be possible in Europe.

Beckham's four children -- three boys and a baby girl -- are reported to be very happy in Los Angeles and one of his sons even plays on the Los Angeles Galaxy youth team.



3 comments
  1. Efrahim Fernandez
    commented on: January 4, 2012 at 8:43 a.m.
    Very admirable decision not to uproot your family who love LA for more money and fame. Once again David demonstrates he is a class act. Despite what some may say he will go down as a great footballer for what he has contributed to the game.

  1. John Pomeroy
    commented on: January 4, 2012 at 12:34 p.m.
    If that is his decision, then he deserves credit. He may be torn between what is good for the family and what he feels is the highest quality competition for him. He deserves the most credit for taking his training, and each and every Galaxy game he plays in, so seriously. For soccer to step up to the next level, everyone should be so dedicated. And MLS owners should open their wallets to bring in high-quality foreign... referees.

  1. Jack Aldridge
    commented on: January 4, 2012 at 2:06 p.m.
    A very honourable reason for a Class Act to remain in California and play in a less talented league than Le Championnat could offer. I look forward to watching Beckham play again when he makes the trip to Vancouver.


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