Former Manchester United star David Beckham has revealed he considered a return to the Premier League after receiving offers from "one or two" clubs, before he committed to LA Galaxy.
The ex-England captain signed a two-year extension to his deal with the Major League Soccer side on Tuesday to end speculation over his future.
Beckham, 36, had looked odds on to complete a deal with Paris Saint-Germain at one stage but he was also linked with a return to England after his Galaxy contract expired at the end of December.
"I was offered the chance. But I'm happy here, so that was my major decision," Beckham is quoted on Sky Sports.
The former Real Madrid midfielder refused to be drawn on which sides had made contact but insisted he was excited by his future at Galaxy.
"Retirement was never a part of my plans. It had been talked about by other people but it always is when you get to this stage in your career. I've not even started thinking about that yet," he added.
"I'm not looking to retire after those two years. Not at this moment - that might change.
"I'm 36 now, 37 in May, and I still feel good. I want to continue to play as much as possible. We were just talking about [former Manchester United midfielder] Paul Scholes retiring and then he comes back. Players miss it."
Beckham's decision to stay in the MLS has been lauded by Great Britain coach Stuart Peace, who said the midfielder's decision would boost his hopes of making the GB Olympic team.
"The fact David Beckham will be mid-season and the fitness involved with begin match-fit at the time will be helpful," Pearce is quoted in the Daily Mail.
And Beckham himself reiterated his desire to be a part of Pearce's 23-man squad.
"Hopefully I'll be involved in the Olympics. Obviously I want to be part of the GB team," Beckham added.
"I know how exciting it is for our country and our nation to have the Olympics in the East End of London, especially for me growing up there.
"As long as I'm fit, healthy and in-form hopefully I have a chance of making the team.
"I've had conversations with Stuart Pearce but as for being captain, or even selected, that's not been decided yet.
"I'd love to be captain. I've been captain a few times for my country before and to lead them into the Olympics would be special for any player."