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Beckham unsure of forcing kids to leave Los Angeles

LA Galaxy's David Beckham admits he is not sure about upping and leaving Los Angeles mainly due to the fact that his children are happy there.

The English veteran comes out of contract at the end of the current MLS season and has not yet sorted out the next phase of his career with a few varying options at hand.

After five years in LA, Beckham says he does not know if he could force his four kids to leave the place they have become so accustomed to indicating that a Galaxy stay could quite well be on the cards.

"There are a number of factors I have to consider when I'm thinking about the possibility of moving on from the Galaxy," Beckham told Mirror Football.

"Are my kids happy here is the first question I have to ask. And the answer to that is 'yes'. And my eldest boy, Brooklyn, is at the age where he needs stability throughout his schooling.

"But then again, his mum and dad have to work. We have moved to different countries over the years and it has not upset the boys or affected them in any way.

"If we do end up leaving here and going somewhere else, as long as our children are OK, that is the most important thing.

"Obviously our boys and little girl are very lucky. They've got a great life set up for them. The boys have had a great life here for the last five years.

"But I think, as a parent, you always continue to worry. You think 'have they got the hunger that I had as a kid'?

"I had a real regular upbringing. All I ever wanted to do was play football, to take a ball out on to the field and kick it around. I just wanted to be a footballer.

"Kids these days, not just mine, have so many distractions. Computer games, other sports - especially living in America."

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