David Beckham's contract with Real Madrid will not be renewed, the Spanish giants' sporting director Predrag Mijatovic was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
The former England captain's current deal at the Bernabeu runs out at the end of the present season and Mijatovic told Sky Italia, "Beckham will leave us. We will not renew his contract."
Beckham, who'd previously spent the whole of his professional career with Manchester United, moved to Spain in 2003 after falling out with Old Trafford mentor Sir Alex Ferguson.
He was one of several high-profile signings, along with Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos and Luis Figo, who collectively became known as the "galaticos". But Real haven't won a major trophy during Beckham's time in Spain and he himself has drifted out of the first team.