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Beckham gives Premier League hint

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Beckham on his future after LA Galaxy

England midfielder David Beckham has suggested that he could make a return to the Premier League.

He is midway through a five-year deal with LA Galaxy but wants a new club when Major League Soccer season is closed between November and March.

"Everyone knows I will be planning to come back to Europe," said the 34-year-old former Manchester United star.

Asked whether that would be in England he told BBC Radio: "I don't know, there are a few options, put it that way."

Last season Beckham spent a successful five-month loan spell at AC Milan, and the Italian club are keen to recruit him again.

He is anxious to maintain a high level of fitness to claim a place in Fabio Capello's England squad ahead of the World Cup finals in 2010.

606: DEBATE

"I have had an incredible career so far," Beckham reflected.

"I have had ups and downs, played in three World Cups, been captain of my country and played for some of the biggest clubs in the world.

"But if we reach another World Cup and I play some part, it will be up there with all the other achievements I've had in my career."

Beckham believes England are in prime position to secure a place in the finals in South Africa next year, having missed out on qualification for Euro 2008, ironically with defeat against Wednesday's opponents Croatia.

"Not qualifying for that competition was disastrous for us," he added.

Beckham eyes World Cup qualification

"It was one of the most difficult times. When you don't win a game you should at Wembley and don't qualify it's hurtful.

"In the changing room afterwards, everyone was so upset. We were depressed for a few months and we need to put it right.

"This team is now together. There are some of the best players in the world in this squad.

"Of course, there are flaws in the team and mistakes that are made, but it's about correcting them and moving on.

"Wednesday is not about revenge or putting bad memories to rest. Our objective is to reach the World Cup."



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