David Beckham is "close to" buying a US soccer team
The sportsman recently quit Los Angeles Galaxy to focus on "one last challenge" and is thought to be planning to play in Europe but leaving the club doesn`t mean he is completely bowing out of the game in America.
Speaking to Ryan Seacrest on Kiis FM, he said: "Yes. That will obviously comes into play now. It only came into play once I finished playing here. I`m excited about that. My commitment when I came here six years ago was to take this league to another level, and my commitment stays the same. I might not be playing here but I will become a owner of a franchise and it`s something that I`m excited about. We`re close to a decision on that, but I can`t say it right now. I`m close to a decision on that!"
Announcing the end of his contract with LA Galaxy recently, David - who has children Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, seven-year-old Cruz, and 16-month-old daughter Harper with wife Victoria - spoke about his ownership ambitions.
He said in a statement: "I`ve had an incredibly special time playing for the LA 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."