David Beckham Signs New Two-Year Deal

David Beckham Signs New Two-Year Deal

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 18, 2012
  • David Beckham, Features

David Beckham is staying put in LA. (Getty Images)

He’s staying put.

The Los Angeles Galaxy announced today that they have reached an agreement with David Beckham on a new two-year deal.

Beckham turned down offers from French club Paris-Saint Germain, now backed by wealthy Qatari owners who dangled a reported 18-month, $17.9 million deal to lure him to France.

He also said no to English Premier side Tottenham.

For Beckham it all came down to family. He’s stated many times how he loves having his family in Southern California. In the end that was all that mattered to the 36-year old midfielder.

“I’ve seen first hand how popular soccer is now in the States and I’m as committed as ever to growing the game here,” said Beckham. “My family and I are incredibly happy and settled in America and we look forward to spending many more years here.”

“This was an important decision for me,” Beckham said in a club statement. “I had many offers from clubs from around the world, however, I’m still passionate about playing in America and winning trophies with the Galaxy.”

In 2011, Beckham notched a career-high 15 assists last season and added two goals in 26 games, his most appearances since joining the league. Seven of his assists during the regular season were game-winners, and he notched an assist in all four of the Galaxy’s postseason games.