David Beckham, used to the posh life, is set to stay on as midfielder for the Los Angeles Galaxy, despite reports he was offered almost twice his previous $6.5 million annual salary to join forces with the French.
After weeks of negotiating, the 36-year-old soccer celebrity turned down an offer to join the French club, Paris Saint-Germain, it was announced on Tuesday.
"David Beckham is not coming," PSG President Nasser al-Khelaifi said at the Qatar Open tennis tournament. "We feel a little disappointed. But both sides agreed it would be better that we not do the deal ... maybe in the future."
The former England captain's five-year contract with the Galaxy ended in November following his first MLS Cup win. Clubs across Europe expressed interest in the H&M "bodywear" creator/model, however Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham's husband ultimately decided not to relocate his family.
A new, rolling one-year contract with the Galaxy is said to be finalized this week. The MLS season begins in March.