Beckham in no rush to join new club

Last updated 07:50 28/12/2012
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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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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DRESSED FOR SUCCESS: David Beckham supporters lined the stands at Westpac Stadium.
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.
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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.
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CUDDLE: Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham with her son Cruz Beckham at a football match in 2009.

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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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