updated 01/03/2012 AT 2:55 PM ET
•originally published 01/03/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET
David Beckham isn’t saying “au revoir” to L.A. anytime soon.
The Los Angeles Galaxy star, 36, recently turned down an offer to join Paris Saint-Germain’s soccer club, leaving the organization’s president Nasser al-Khelafi “disappointed.”
But Beckham’s decision was not a selfish one, as he made the choice based on “family reasons,” according to PSG’s sporting director, who goes by Leonardo.