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Beckham stayed at Galaxy to enable kids to get a "normal" schooling

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London, Nov. 21 (ANI): David Beckham has revealed that the attraction of spending quality time with his family was the main reason that kept him committed at Galaxy, despite his under-whelming, injury-plagued start in Las Angles.

Beckham turned down the opt-out clause in his Galaxy contract to ensure that he will stay in LA until the end of 2011.

"One of the main attractions of living here is that the kids can go to school as normal. The other children kind of know who they are, but it's not a huge thing. They get treated as normal little boys, which is exactly how they should be treated. The kids love it," Times Online quoted Beckham, as saying.

Beckham's contract also contains a clause enabling him to buy into an MLS franchise next year. His desire to stay in North America is so strong that negotiations have already started with a view to investing in the Montreal Impact, who hope to join the league in 2012.

"They're happy at school and are getting to the age now, especially Brooklyn, where they need to be settled at school and getting good grades," Beckman said.

"I sat down with him the other day to do his homework and I couldn't understand a word of it. It's so complicated that I just help him with his reading. We promised him recently that if he got three As we'd buy him a bearded dragon lizard. He came home from school the other day and handed me three sheets of paper with three As on it, so we had to go to Petco."

"Our house is full of wildlife at the moment, crickets, lizards and all sorts, but they deserve it. Brooklyn works hard at school and then does an hour and a half homework every night. He doesn't have time to play football at the moment, as he goes to baseball practice and plays flag American football. I don't mind, as it's so important for kids to be active," he added. (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, November 21, 2009, 16:22 [IST]
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