Soccer star David Beckham will reportedly be relocating with his wife Victoria and their children, Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, seven-year-old Cruz, and 16-month-old daughter Harper, very shortly, putting an end to his six-year career with his Los Angeles Galaxy team to focus on “one last challenge”.
David said in a statement “I’ve had an incredibly special time playing for the L.A. Galaxy. However, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career. I don’t see this as the end of my relationship with the league, as my ambition is to be part of the ownership structure in the future.”
Speculation is rife that the 37-year-old star’s next move could be Australia, Paris, France, or even his native London, where former Spice Girls star Victoria could expand her fashion empire. A source recently said “London would suit Victoria because that is where her design studio is and, as a family, they love the energy there. But it would be a big move and lifestyle change for the children and David and Victoria aren’t sure they’re ready to make that sacrifice. Ultimately, David has to decide what he wants for his future and how that affects his family.”
The Los Angeles Galaxy player has persuaded entertainment company SBE, who specialize in luxury hotels and nightclubs, to sponsor his sons Romeo, 10, and seven-year-old Cruz’s sports teams. The funding they have received have enabled them to smarten up on the pitch and invest in better training facilities.
According to The Sun newspaper, the investments have paid off as both sides have won almost every game this season. David, who is also dad to son Brooklyn, 13, and 15-month-old daughter Harper, with his wife Victoria, recently revealed his sporty sons were keen to try new activities after watching the London 2012 Olympics.
He said “My pride reached new heights when I took part in the 2012 opening ceremony then when I took my three boys to watch some of the events, like Tom Daley winning his bronze for diving … As I sat with Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz in the Olympic Stadium, I was overwhelmed with pride that I could take them to the 2012 Games in the part of London where I grew up, just down the road from where I first kicked a ball.
I know that my boys have been inspired by what they’ve seen and want to try all sorts of different sports for themselves.”