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David Beckham is Liquidating His European Properties: MLS Fan View
David Beckham has placed his European properties on the market. Although he recently signed a new contract, the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder is selling several homes and cars. I think he is simply reaffirming his commitment to staying in Los Angeles.
Beckham's Belongings for Sale
If you are in the market for a new estate, David and Victoria Beckham have placed several options for sale. Their Beckingham Palace, a mansion in Hertfordshire, is available and is estimated to be worth 18 million pounds. They are also selling their home in France worth 1.5 million pounds.
David Beckham is reducing his car collection by selling five vehicles. If you have an extra 500 thousand pounds, then you can purchase Beckham's two Bentleys, BMW 645, Lamborghini Gallardo and Range Rover Sport. However, L.A. Galaxy fans do not have to worry about his transportation needs. On March 28, Beckham was seen riding his motorcycle and a Rolls Royce Ghost on the same day.
Staying in Los Angeles
David Beckham's decision to sell the properties and cars is probably not motivated by the need for money. He recently signed a new contract with the L.A. Galaxy with an estimated value of $15 million for the next two years. His previous contract with the team was worth $32.5 and lasted five years. These figures do not include his personal endorsements, his wife's fashion line and other investments. The Beckhams are reported to be worth $240 million.
Why is Beckham getting rid of his expensive properties? It seems that the Beckham family has decided to permanently settle in Los Angeles. He turned down an offer from France's PSG earlier this year and cited family reasons for his decision. Now, David and Victoria are getting rid of the things that still connect them to Europe.
His decision to cut ties with the European belongings also reaffirms previous rumors that he plans on staying in Los Angeles for the rest of his career. In addition, it fits the debate that he plans on owning an MLS team in the United States after retirement. It looks like the Beckhams are making California their permanent home.
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Lana follows MLS, UEFA and FIFA. She has been a faithful fan of the Chicago Fire since 1998. Follow @Lana_Bandoim on Twitter.
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