London, May 27: David Beckham, who has taken a 1.6-million-pound a year pay cut to remain in Los Angeles, has revealed that his family has fallen in live with life Stateside.
When the former England captain joined LA Galaxy in 2007, he signed a five-year contract which guaranteed him 4.1 million-pound-a-year. But under the terms of his new deal, which he signed earlier this year, the 37-year-old will be paid 2.5 million pounds.
The star, who has endorsement deals including a perfume range and underwear lines and is reputed to be worth 160 million pounds, has now lost his position as America’s highest-paid football player to Thierry Henry.
The Frenchman earns 3.5 million pounds a year playing for New York Red Bulls.
“The figures are still staggering for a man of David’s age. It shows his determination to stay at the top of his game,” the Daily mail quoted a source as saying.
Beckham considered leaving LA Galaxy at the end of last season but decided to stay despite interest from Spurs, Queens Park Rangers and Paris Saint-Germain.
“My lifestyle is a factor. My family love it here and the kids are settled. Living by the beach is incredible. It’s been such a amazing experience on and off the field,” Beckham said.
The Beckhams have easily adapted to their new Stateside lifestyles after making made Los Angeles their home for the last five years.
They recently decided to make it even more permanent and have put their famous English residence Beckingham Palace up for sale. (ANI)