David Beckham won’t be playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2013, but the English star could be coming back to the Galaxy eventually as an owner.
That is what the Los Angeles Times is reporting on the day after Beckham addressed the media to discuss his decision to end his playing stint with the Galaxy.
But rather than signing on with an expansion franchise, expect Beckham to become an equity partner with the Galaxy, a deal that would allow the team to continue profiting from its relationship with Beckham while allowing Beckham to learn the management business from one of the most successful ownership groups in U.S. sports.
Beckham has the option of buying an MLS expansion team at a discounted price of $25 million, but the reports suggests Beckham is more inclined to buy a stake in the Galaxy.
It remains unclear where Beckham will be playing next year, but he has made it clear he plans on returning to be a part of MLS when his playing days are over.
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