Soccer ace David Beckham has rubbished reports he plans to quit his Spanish team in favour of a British club, following claims he wants to rebuild his marriage to wife VICTORIA in their homeland.

The England captain has also announced the former SPICE GIRL and their two children, BROOKLYN and ROMEO, will be emigrating to Spain to live with him in a new home near his club Real Madrid.

Beckham - whose union with Victoria has been the subject of frenzied speculation since details of his alleged affair with former assistant REBECCA LOOS surfaced - is determined to fulfil his contractual commitments and sporting ambitions in Spain.

He says, "I have a long term commitment to Real and to my life in Spain. I've been here for one season and it feels like the job's not done yet.

"The support that I have received from the fans has been amazing and I would like to see them repaid with success. Victoria shares my vision of our life here together."

The soccer hunk adds that his son Brooklyn will be enrolled at a Spanish school and Victoria will be continuing her career from Spain - a prospect the singer is extremely looking forward to.

She says, "The time is now right for the children to move to Madrid and we are all looking forward to it enormously. It is a fantastic city with wonderful people and David and I are looking forward to strengthening our links with both. We are all very excited."

It had been reported Beckham was planning a transfer to top London club CHELSEA.

21/05/2004 12:40