David Beckham

Date of Birth: 2 May  1975
Place: England

The 31-year-old English midfielder, weary of the politics and the lack of playing time in Spain with Real Madrid, today agreed to a five-year deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer and will join the team when his contract with Real expires on June 30. According to reports in the British news media, the deal includes salary and commercial opportunities worth $250 million.

 The player and wife Victoria have meanwhile spent an increasing amount of time in LA, latterly house-hunting – prompting rumors of a move. After agreeing a deal to spend the twilight years of his career in the sunshine of California, Beckham today said, “This week Real asked me to make a decision regarding my future and the offer to extend my contract for a further two seasons. After considering several options to stay in Madrid or join other major British and European teams, I have decided to join LA Galaxy.”

Beckham’s wife Victoria, also known as Posh Spice, was a member of the Spice Girls pop group that was popular in the early 1990s. She is known to want to re-launch her singing career and Los Angeles could offer her the opportunity. Mrs. Beckham was seen house shopping in Beverly Hills during December.

A source said: “The main reason for the move is Romeo. David and Victoria are desperate to find a way to control his epilepsy and have been researching into it. They have discovered that the best place would be Los Angeles, where they even carry out high-tech, experimental surgery to try and control the condition.”

Wax figures of David Beckham and his wife, were unveiled at the Madame Tussauds New York museum on 24 Jan 2007.