Where next for David Beckham?

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David Beckham's American dream has been temporarily suspended - the former-England captain has confirmed he is seeking "one last challenge" away from Hollywood.

Five years at LA Galaxy have flown by, and Beckham leaves the MLS's biggest club with a solid legacy - and it could get even better by the time he leaves.

His final game will be the MLS Cup final, his final act could be to hoist the trophy for a second successive season. But Houston Dynamos stand in the way of a fairytale finish, one that could mimic Beckham's final hurrah at Real Madrid back in 2007.

At 37-years-old, the ex-Manchester United star is approaching the twilight of a glittering career. The light flickers, brief flashes of the old brilliance remain, but Beckham cannot continue indefinitely.

He wants "one last challenge". So, where next for David Beckham?


Australian A-League

Reports suggest a ten-game deal from Melbourne Heart is on the table, and A-League chiefs have been making a lot of noise as regards a possible deal.

The Beckham camp initially denied it, but Australia looks likely his most likely destination. Great weather, a similar lifestyle to the USA, and a growing football market. The A League is similar to how the MLS was when Beckham joined five years ago - both in terms of football quality and brand awareness.

Alessandro Del Piero, Robbie Fowler and Emile Heskey have all chased the sun for one final pay-day. But Beckham would be the biggest catch of all.

Paris St Germain

The French money-bags have the backing, the ambition and the clout to turn heads, and the shopping boutiques of Paris could prove a tempting allure for Victoria.

But you have to question why PSG would want Beckham. The French club were interested a year ago, but have spent hugely since then, and it's difficult to see a regular place in their starting XI for Becks. London, Madrid, LA, Milan - Paris could be a logical next step.

A return to England

Unlikely, but not impossible. Beckham was linked with Tottenham, West Ham, and Leyton Orient 12 months ago, as reports suggested he could be keen to end his career back where it all began, back close to his birthplace in Leytonstone, London.

And QPR - rooted to the foot of the Premier League table - are in desperate need of a saviour. Could Becks swoop in to save the Super Hoops?


From Los Angeles to Glasgow? Well, if Snoop Dogg gets his way, it could be on the cards. In one of the more surreal music-football crossovers, the West Coast rap icon wants to buy the SPL club, and bring his best mate Beckham to Scotland.

If Becks wants to pick up another medal, he could do worse that a final stint in the SPL. With Rangers out of the picture, Neil Lennon's side should win at a canter - and they can offer Champions League football.


The two big emerging markets, Russia and China, could tempt Becks with one last mega-pay day. China is perhaps more likely than Russia, but both don't look too promising when compared to the alternatives.

Didier Drogba's committed to the Chinese Super League for another year, and with chairmen keen to throw the big bucks around, an opportunity to jump on the David Beckham publicity bandwagon could be too good too miss.

Where do you think David Beckham will end up? He's set to leave the Galaxy on December 1, so who's most likely to snap him up come December 2? Leave your comment below...

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