David Beckham and his family are staying Stateside for the foreseeable future - he has signed a new two-year deal to continue playing for Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team.
Rumours emerged earlier this month (Jan12) the sportsman was considering moving to France so he could play for soccer club Paris Saint-Germain, but he turned it down, citing family reasons.
Now the British star has decided to continue living in Los Angeles because his wife Victoria and their four children are "settled" in the city.
Beckham says, "This was an important decision for me. I had many offers from clubs from around the world, however, I'm still passionate about playing in America and winning trophies with the Galaxy.
"I've seen first-hand how popular soccer is now in the States and I'm as committed as ever to growing the game here. My family and I are incredibly happy and settled in America and we look forward to spending many more years here."