David Beckham will not only be leaving La Liga this summer, but he can also say goodbye to his chances of playing for England again after agreeing to join Los Angeles Galaxy.
Becks, 31, stranded on 93 caps, has made a life changing decision to ‘up sticks' and walk away from European football, in a choice that signals the end of his glittering international career.
Surplus to requirements at Real Madrid under new boss Fabio Cappello, no-one blames Beckham for taking his football elsewhere but deep down many England fans were hoping for his return to the Premiership where he could re-capture his form, force his way back into McClaren's plans, and get his well deserved 100th England cap.
Instead, he has chosen to move to the glamour of LA where granted he will be earning just under £500,000 a week, in the biggest contract deal in football and team sport history, but is he really doing himself and his fans any justice?
Just six months ago the football superstar as we know was leading his country in the World
Since then he has been dropped by new boss Steve McClaren and
featured in only a handful of games for the Spanish giants. For a man of Beckham's success and fortune these changes have probably hit him hard, but I'm afraid his move to
With the standard of soccer so distinctively average in the
He has been branded a one kick man in recent times but what a kick that can be. I think I speak for a lot of
In truth, his career has been one downward spiral since his bust-up with Manchester United Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Beckham broke into the United side, another one of the club's many hot young talents, but he was the cream of the crop. He was
From then on, Beckham went from strength to strength, he bounced back from his red card in
He was then handed the country armband under Sven Goran Eriksson. His ninetieth minute free-kick against
Then came his bust-up with Sir Alex. Beckham went running to the press over his gashed eyebrow and as ruthless as always,
Surplus to requirements at
He goes to