Beckham in no rush to join new club

20:45, Dec 27 2012
DRESSED FOR SUCCESS: David Beckham supporters lined the stands at Westpac Stadium.
FOND FAREWELL: David Beckham waves to the crowd at Westpac Stadium as he leaves the field.
FIRED UP: LA Galaxy's David Beckham (L) talks to referee Mike Hester during the friendly soccer match between LA Galaxy and Wellington Phoenix.
OUT OF PUFF: David Beckham reflects on his side's 4-1 victory over the Wellington Phoenix.
ONE TO REMEMBER: Wellington Phoenix captain Ross Aloisi opened the scoring in the exhibition match to the annoyance of David Beckham.
THANK YOU: LA Galaxy captain David Beckham salutes the record crowd at Wellington's Westpac Stadium after leading his side to a 4-1 win over the Phoenix.
FOCUSSED: LA Galaxy's captain David Beckham (C) leads his team out onto the field for the friendly soccer match against the Wellington Phoenix in Wellington.
TAKING IT EASY: David Beckham and the LA Galaxy team take a walk Wellington.
PEACE YA'LL: David Beckham acknowledges the huge crowd at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.
THOROUGH PREPARATION: Schoolchildren cheer David Beckham and his LA Galaxy team during a training for a friendly soccer match against the Wellington Phoenix.
YOUR TURN: David Beckham attends a training session with his LA Galaxy team for a friendly soccer match against the Wellington Phoenix.
FOR THE LADIES: Fans cheer as David Beckham practises with his LA Galaxy team for a friendly soccer match against the Wellington Phoenix.
GOT THE SKILLS: Footballer David Beckham at a training session with his club LA Galaxy at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.
GO CRAZY: A section of the crowd that came along to watch David Beckham and LA Galaxy train at Westpac Stadium.
GREAT MINDS: LA Galaxy soccer star ,David Beckham (R) with the Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert (L).
FACE TO FACE: Phoenix captain Ross Aloisi, Terry Serepisos and LA Galaxy soccer star David Beckham.
HAPPY TRAVELLER: David Beckham smiles during the welcome for his LA Galaxy side at Wellington airport.
SPECIAL GIFTS: Komatua Sam Jackson blesses some greenstone necklaces to be given to the LA Galaxy team.
GREETINGS: David Beckham exchanges a hongi with a member of the Maori cultural group during the welcome for his LA Galaxy team in New Zealand
CROWD PLEASER: David Beckham signs autographs during the welcome for his LA Galaxy team in New Zealand.
HELLO: Former England soccer captain David Beckham exchanges a hongi (traditional Maori greeting) with a member of the Maori cultural group during the welcome for his LA Galaxy team in New Zealand
FANBASE: Fans of LA Galaxy captain David Beckham hold signs in the air before a friendly soccer match against Sydney FC in Sydney.
PRAISE BE: David Beckham celebrates scoring his LA Galaxy's first goal against Sydney FC during their friendly match in Sydney
CHEERS: David Beckham applauds the crowd after playing Sydney.
RELAX: LA Galaxy captain David Beckham scores his team's first goal against Sydney FC.
YA BIG LUG: Beckham hugs Robbie Middleby of Sydney FC after they clashed during a friendly match in Sydney.
NOT TOO FAR: David Beckham in front of Sydney's iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
BIG KID: Beckham celebrates the second anniversary of the David Beckham Academy with schoolchildren in London.
MAN-LOVE MOMENT: Peter Crouch celebrates with David Beckham after scoring England's second goal during their Euro 2008 Group E qualifying soccer match against Croatia at Wembley stadium in London.
FEEL GOOD INC: David Beckham attends a training session with his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates in Sydney
BOND, JAMES BOND: David Beckham at the launch of the Motorola Razr2 V8 Luxury Edition mobile phone in Beijing.
TO BOLDLY GO: David Beckham smiles while holding his new team jersey during an LA Galaxy news conference introducing him as the newest member of the MLS soccer league team.
THE PAIN OF IT ALL: Los Angeles Galaxy captain David Beckham holds his left ankle after a tackle against DC United during their SuperLiga semi-final soccer match in Carson, California.
BEND IT: Los Angeles Galaxy captain David Beckham applauds the crowd after their MLS soccer match against DC United.
LEG MAN: Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham tugs on his shorts as he watches a missed goal opportunity during their charity soccer match against Hollywood United FC in Carson, California
SHOOTING STAR: Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham runs past Hollywood United FC's Allen Hopkins during their charity soccer match in Carson, California.
FLYING HIGH: Real Madrid's David Beckham jumps for the ball with Valencia's Asier Del Horno during their Spanish First Division soccer match at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
HAPPY BOY: David Beckham celebrates a goal for Real Madrid against Real Sociedad during their Spanish First Division soccer match at Real Sociedad's Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian.
HATS OFF: David Beckham when he played for Real Madrid during a Champions League first knockout round, first leg football match against Bayern Munich.
MR POSH: David Beckham and his wife Victoria arrive for the Sport Industry Awards 2007 at Old Billingsgate in central London.

Nearly a month after leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy, David Beckham is considering "a number of serious proposals" but is in no rush to find a new team.

He has been linked to clubs in France, Australia and Asia in what would be the final chapter of the illustrious career of the 37-year-old midfielder and former England captain.

A "host of clubs" have made offers, Beckham's management company said in a statement early today (NZ time), but it remains "early days in the process."

"David is in no hurry to make a decision, the key is making the right one as he has always done successfully in his career," the statement said.

Beckham ended his five-year stint in the United States by helping the Galaxy win the MLS Cup on December 1.

He has said it's unlikely he will return to the English Premier League, where he starred for Manchester United from 1993 to 2003. Beckham is also reported to have ruled out a move to Australia's A-League.

The French sports newspaper L'Equipe said overnight (NZ time) that Monaco, an ambitious French second-division club, has ended talks with Beckham, although his advisers have refused to comment.

"David is enjoying spending quality time with his family over the holidays," his management company said.

Beckham has also played for Real Madrid in Spain and AC Milan on loan in Italy.

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England's David Beckham walks off after their 2010 World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine at Wembley Stadium.
2009: England's David Beckham walks off after their 2010 World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine at Wembley Stadium.
England's David Beckham applauds after their 2010 World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine at Wembley Stadium.
2009: England's David Beckham applauds after their 2010 World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine at Wembley Stadium.
AC Milan's David Beckham throws his jersey to fans following their UEFA Cup match against Werder Bremen in Bremen.
2009: AC Milan's David Beckham throws his jersey to fans following their UEFA Cup match against Werder Bremen in Bremen.
AC Milan's David Beckham leaves the field after the UEFA Cup match against Werder Bremen in Bremen.
2009: AC Milan's David Beckham leaves the field after the UEFA Cup match against Werder Bremen in Bremen.
FC Barcelona's Thierry Henry (right) and LA Galaxy's David Beckham exchange jerseys at the end of a friendly match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
2009: FC Barcelona's Thierry Henry (right) and LA Galaxy's David Beckham exchange jerseys at the end of a friendly match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
 LA Galaxy's David Beckham walks off the pitch at the end of the first half of a friendly match against Barcelona at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
2009: LA Galaxy's David Beckham walks off the pitch at the end of the first half of a friendly match against Barcelona at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
The new advertising campaign for Emporio Armani underwear featuring England footballer David Beckham is unveiled outside Selfridges department store on Oxford Street in London.
2009: The new advertising campaign for Emporio Armani underwear featuring England footballer David Beckham is unveiled outside Selfridges department store on Oxford Street in London.
A maxi advertising campaign for Armani underwear with David Beckham and his wife Victoria is pictured in downtown Milan.
2009: A maxi advertising campaign for Armani underwear with David Beckham and his wife Victoria is pictured in downtown Milan.
Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham acknowledges the crowd at the end of their MLS match against the New York Red Bulls in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
2008: Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham acknowledges the crowd at the end of their MLS match against the New York Red Bulls in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham acknowledges fans (at right) as he leaves the field after a MLS match in New Jersey while he poses after playing the Phoenix in Wellington.
2009/2007: Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham acknowledges fans (at right) as he leaves the field after a MLS match in New Jersey while he poses after playing the Phoenix in Wellington.
England's David Beckham salutes the crowd after a 2010 World Cup qualifying at Wembley Stadium at left while it is 2007 as he waves to the crowd in Wellington after playing for LA Galaxy against the Phoenix.
2009: England's David Beckham salutes the crowd after a 2010 World Cup qualifying at Wembley Stadium at left while it is 2007 as he waves to the crowd in Wellington after playing for LA Galaxy against the Phoenix.
David and Victoria Beckham
HOOP TIME: Victoria and fDavid Beckham at a basketball game in 2009 with their children Romeo, left, and Cruz.
David and Victoria Beckham
BEND IT LIKE BOND: Soccer Star David and wife Victoria Beckham at David Beckham's Originals By Originals James Bond Collection launch in 2009.
David and Victoria Beckham
NOT QUITE JULIET: Football Legend David Beckham kisses his son Romeo at a football match in 2010.
David and Victoria Beckham
CUDDLE: Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham with her son Cruz Beckham at a football match in 2009.
David and Victoria Beckham
DATE NIGHT: Football legend David and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham at a basketball game in 2008.
David and Victoria Beckham
ROCKERS: Victoria and David Beckham attend a live performance by the Jonas Brothers in 2010.
David Beckham celebrates with his sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz after the LA Galaxy beat the Houston Dynamo 3-1 to win the 2012 MLS Cup in California.
A WINNER: David Beckham celebrates with his sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz after the LA Galaxy beat the Houston Dynamo 3-1 to win the 2012 MLS Cup in California.

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