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Beckham 'flattered' by post-MLS options tossed his way

Published on Nov 30, 2012 6:36 AM
David Beckham, #23 of the LA Galaxy speaks to the media during his press conference after training for the 2012 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on Nov 29, 2012 in Carson, California. -- PHOTO: AFP

CARSON, California (REUTERS) - David Beckham is flattered by the "interesting and exciting options" facing him as he prepares to farewell LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer, the former England captain said on Thursday.

Beckham, who helped raise the game's profile in North America since joining the Galaxy in 2007, will play his final match for the club in Saturday's MLS Cup final against the Houston Dynamo, but has no intention of retiring just yet.

"I've got some interesting and exciting options on the table," Beckham told a news conference.

"I am very flattered by some of the options that I've got. I still feel I can play and I'm not considering retiring." The 37-year-old former Manchester United midfielder has been linked with a number of clubs internationally, with the latest being French team Monaco.

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