Beckham amazed at number of offers to play, eyes Olympic glory

Oct 18, 2011, 13:46 IST | ANI

Ace midfielder David Beckham has admitted that he is surprised by the number of offers he has had and believes that he can still play on until he is 40.

The former England captain is weighing up where to continue his remarkable career when the US Major League Soccer season ends on November 20.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, he said he was seriously considering staying with Los Angeles Galaxy but that if he did move, he would insist that any club he joins gives him a regular starting place so that he can realise his ambition of leading the British team to gold in next year's Olympics.

Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City are among the clubs who have shown an interest in the 36 year-old, but Beckham revealed there have been several other enquiries.

"I have had a lot of offers and I must say I'm amazed that, at my age, I have had so many. Its been a bit of a surprise," he said.

What has occurred to Beckham, however, is that by staying at LA Galaxy he can significantly extend a playing career that began with a substitute's appearance for Manchester United in a League Cup game with Brighton in 1992.

Beckham said: "I have to see how my body feels once the play-offs are over, but I love it here and there is a real chance I will stay, especially if my family are happy."

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