David Beckham's private jet
David Beckham is planning to splash out on a £7 million jet so he can travel between his European soccer commitments and US-based family
David Beckham is planning to splash out on a £7 million jet so he can travel between his European soccer commitments and US-based family.
The 33-year-old star, who is rumoured to be joining Italian soccer team AC Milan on an eight-week loan from his current team Los Angeles Galaxy, is contemplating purchasing a luxury Bombardier Learjet so he can spend as much time as possible with wife Victoria and their three sons - Brooklyn, nine, Romeo, six, and Cruz, three - who will remain in America.
A source told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "He's going to have to sacrifice a lot by moving back to Europe in January. The only thing we can think of is if he either buys or rents his own jet for a couple of months.
"He'll be able to fly back to Los Angeles between games and meet up with the family. It might cost a bit but you can't put a price on time with your children."
David plans to sign the short-term contract because his US Major Soccer League season is over and he is desperate to remain fit to play in England's World Cup qualifying matches.
He is adamant Victoria supports his decision to move to Europe, despite reports the transfer could put their nine-year marriage under pressure.
David said: "Wherever I play and whatever I do in my career, she'll support me. Just because I'm playing in Europe it doesn't mean the whole family must again re-route."
It is believed Victoria would prefer David to join English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, so they can be near their extended family in the UK.
The soccer star has reportedly already found a multi-million pound penthouse to stay at in Italy, with the help of AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini and says he is "hopeful" the move will go ahead.