David Beckham has ended months of speculation regarding his future by signing a new two-year deal with the LA Galaxy.
England's most capped out-field player had been linked with a move to Paris Saint Germain but has decided to remain with the MLS outfit for the remainder of his career.
The Manchester United icon said in a statement: "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.
"My family and I are incredibly happy and settled in America and we look forward to spending many more years here.''
Beckham, who spent a decade at Manchester United, winning six Premier League titles, two FA Cups, and the 1999 Champions League title, reportedly has a clause in his new deal that would allow him to take part in the Olympics.
The 36-year-old's agent, Simon Fuller, who is the head of XIX Entertainment who also look after some of the country's top sportsmen such as Lewis Hamilton, suggested Beckham's project in America was still in its infancy but claimed the progress they had made in making the sport more appealing in the US was evidently palpable.
"When David and I discussed making the move from Real Madrid to the LA Galaxy back in 2007, our minds were firmly focused on the massive opportunity of helping to grow soccer in the United States,'' Fuller told The BBC.
"We have made great progress over the past five years in raising the profile of soccer domestically and the MLS on a worldwide stage, and we are encouraged by all the results.
"However, clearly this is an on-going mission and this new deal confirms our commitment to continuing our journey and making sure the world's biggest sport, soccer, continues to grow in the world's most passionate sports loving nation, the USA.''
Beckham moved from Real Madrid to the MLS in 2007 after spells at Manchester United and Real Madrid. The England international, who has 115 caps, spent two spells on loan at AC Milan in 2009 and 2010, and was coveted by a number of clubs in Europe prior to committing his long-term future to the Galaxy. Tottenham and QPR were believed to be amongst his English admirers and Bruce Arena, his manager at the aforementioned MLS side, admits the global superstar had provided the club and the sport in America, with a huge boost.
"I am thrilled that David has chosen to rejoin the Galaxy, especially as he had numerous options where he could continue his career,'' Arena told The BBC.
"I felt that he was one of the best players in all of MLS last season and we could not have achieved the success that we did without him. We look forward to trying to replicate that success this season with David once again in a Galaxy uniform."