Arguably the world's most famous and glamorous footballer, David Beckham is much more than a football player.
After 10 glorious years at Manchester United, Beckham decided to leave Old Trafford for a fresh challenge; at Spanish giants Real Madrid, signing a deal worth £25 million back in 2003. However, the reputation and sheer class of the former England captain meant that his shirt sales during his four-year spell far exceeded his price tag, with economists labelling his move the most profitable of all time in terms of sales revenue.
A set-piece specialist, Beckham had scored famous goals for both club and country, including a last-gasp free-kick against Greece to secure England's World Cup berth back in 2001.
However, Beckham secured yet another high-profile move to Los Angeles Galaxy after a public falling out with Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello in 2007, and the move changed American soccer forever. The MLS attendances rose, with players such as Thierry Henry and Rafael Marquez opting to follow Beckham to the riches of the MLS.
It's widely believed that despite Beckham turning 38 in May, French sides PSG and Monaco are keen to secure his services, as well as mounting interest from Australian outfit Central Coast Mariners (Yahoo) and several Chinese sides.
But Beckham's fame outside of football could see him return to the Premier League, with both QPR and West Ham desperate to bring him back to London. And after admitting his interest in returning to his homeland, it could well happen in January.