Beckham isn’t hanging his boots up yet

David Beckham doesn’t look set to be set to swapping soccer for the sofa anytime soon.

The 37-year-old sportsman had reportedly been offered the chance to front his very own sports-based talk show, with US-based company Time Warner Cable said to be ‘desperate’ to secure him as their star attraction.

And the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder was said to have been offered a ‘multi-million’ dollar contract to front their new sports network in America in the hope of winning millions of viewers from rival channels.

But there is ‘no truth’ to the rumours.

The weekly show would have seen the father-of-four interview fellow stars and talk tactics, as well as having ‘free reign’ to discuss a variety of different sports.

Mike Raia, a Los Angeles-based media analyst, said: ‘Now’s the time he needs to really cash-in on his celebrity in the US. He can even launch his showbiz career while still playing.’

However, in a move that will likely unsettle television bosses, it has been claimed David is set to quit LA Galaxy and move to New York so his wife, Victoria Beckham, can pursue her fashion career.

Sources close to the former England and Manchester United player, who moved to the US from Spain’s Real Madrid as part of a $30 million deal in 2007, said he has no plans to retire from football.

But it is understood he and Victoria are considering a move to New York with sons Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, ten, Cruz, seven and 16-month-old daughter Harper.

‘LA has given the family the outdoors lifestyle that they’ve loved for five years. But now the children are getting older and the couple both look to the future in their careers.’

by Terence Johns
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