LA Galaxy's Beckham wants Team GB captaincy

LA Galaxy star David Beckham has declared he wants to captain Team GB at the London Olympics.

LA Galaxy star David Beckham has declared he wants to captain Team GB at the London Olympics.

At a press conference in which the 36-year-old revealed he turned down two offers from Barclays Premier League clubs to stay at LA Galaxy for two more years, he appeared to suggest he is already assured of a place in Stuart Pearce's squad this summer.

"Obviously it's great that Galaxy are on board with the fact that I will be gone for that time," said former Manchester United and Real Madrid star Beckham.

"It's an Olympics in the east end of London, where I grew up, and I am excited about, hopefully, being involved. I've had conversations with Stuart Pearce and as long as I'm fit, healthy and in form, hopefully I have a chance of making the team."

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