David Beckham's decision to end his five-and-a-half-years with LA Galaxy will have sent clubs around the globe scurrying to tempt the former England captain to their league. There is no suggestion Beckham is eyeing retirement just yet, so one club will be fortunate enough to become the sixth the 37-year-old will have played for. But where to?

China? Japan? South Korea? Australia? UAE? QPR? That's Queens Park Rangers, not an unknown Middle Eastern country. The possibilities are endless if a little cynical. As much as purists loathe the word brand, that is what Beckham is: brand first, footballer second.

Last week Football Federation Australia said they had been in talks with the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid winger only for Beckham's representatives to scoff at such suggestions almost instantly. Perth Glory then, in a bid for some publicity, said they had made him an offer. Imagine Victoria in one of the world's most isolated cities...

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The impact of his image in Asia is huge since the days when he toured the continent as an early 20-something with United. Subsequent tours with Real Madrid - as well as the 2002 World Cup - will have only augmented Beckham's appeal, so perhaps he is considering whether to capitalise on the lucre he generates in the Asian market.

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    Paris' British midfielder David Beckham celebrates after Paris Saint-Germain won the French L1 title on May 12, 2013 at the Gerland stadium in Lyon,eastern France. Paris Saint-Germain won their first French title since 1994 with a 1-0 success at Lyon. AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British midfielder David Beckham (C) and teammates celebrate after winning the French L1 football match Lyon (OL) vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and the French title on May 12 , 2013 at the Gerland stadium in Lyon, eastern France. Paris Saint-Germain won their first French title since 1994 with a 1-0 success at Lyon. AFP PHOTO / DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris' Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti (L) and British midfielder David Beckham (R) celebrate after winning the French L1 title on May 12, 2013 at the Gerland stadium in Lyon,eastern France. Paris Saint-Germain won their first French title since 1994 with a 1-0 success. Ancelotti's team claimed only the third French championship in the club's history with two games to spare. AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Paris Saint Germain's coach Carlo Ancelotti celebrates the title with player David Beckham, left, after winning their French League One soccer match against Lyon, in Lyon, central France, Sunday, May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

  • Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham celebrates their title after winning their French League One soccer match against Lyon, in Lyon, central France, Sunday, May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham parades with teammates in a double decker bus on May 13, 2013 in Paris, one day after Paris secured French L1 football championship title. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (C) parades with teammates on a double decker, on May 13, 2013 in Paris, one day after Paris secured French L1 football championship title. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (L) parades with teammate Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a double decker bus on May 13, 2013 in Paris, one day after Paris secured French L1 football championship title. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (C) parades with teammate Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2ndR) on a double decker bus on May 13, 2013 in Paris, one day after Paris secured French L1 football championship title. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (foreground L) and French midfielder Blaise Matuidi (C) parade with teammates in a double decker bus on May 13, 2013 in Paris, one day after Paris secured French L1 football championship title. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham parades with teammates on a double decker bus on May 13, 2013 in Paris, one day after Paris secured French L1 football championship title. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Paris Saint Germain's soccer player David Beckham, right, celebrate his French league title, in Paris, Monday, May 13, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain clinched its first French league title since 1994 by defeating Lyon 1-0 on Sunday. PSG has now an unassailable seven-point lead at the top of the standings. With just two rounds left, second-place Marseille can no longer catch its fierce rival. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's soccer players Marco Verratti, left, Lucas Da Silva, center, and David Beckham, right, celebrate their French league title, in Paris, Monday, May 13, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain clinched its first French league title since 1994 by defeating Lyon 1-0 on Sunday. PSG has now an unassailable seven-point lead at the top of the standings. With just two rounds left, second-place Marseille can no longer catch its fierce rival. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's soccer players Marco Verratti, left, Ezequiel Lavezzi, center, and David Beckham, right, celebrate winning their French league, in Paris, Monday, May 13, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain clinched its first French league title since 1994 by defeating Lyon 1-0 on Sunday. PSG has now an unassailable seven-point lead at the top of the standings. With just two rounds left, second-place Marseille can no longer catch its fierce rival. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's soccer players Jeremy Menez, second from left, Ezequiel Lavezzi, third from left, David Beckham, center, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, second from right, and Lucas Da Silva, right, celebrate their French league, in Paris, Monday, May 13, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain clinched its first French league title since 1994 by defeating Lyon 1-0 on Sunday. PSG has now an unassailable seven-point lead at the top of the standings. With just two rounds left, second-place Marseille can no longer catch its fierce rival. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • David Beckham, Daniel Wass

    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham tries to stop a goal kicked by Evian's Daniel Wass during their French League One soccer match, in Annecy, French Alps, Sunday, April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

  • Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham reacts during their French League One soccer match against Evian, in Annecy, French Alps, Sunday, April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham (R) speaks with his son Cruz as he takes part in a training session on April 19, 2013 at French L1 football club PSG's training camp in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2011 MLS Cup - Houston Dynamo v Los Angeles Galaxy

    CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 20: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy acknowledges the fans after defeating the Houston Dynamo 1-0 to win the 2011 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on November 20, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Portland Timbers v Los Angeles Galaxy

    CARSON, CA - APRIL 14: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy slides on his knees to celebrate his second half goal against the Portland Timbers at The Home Depot Center on April 14, 2012 in Carson, California. The Galaxy won 3-1. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

  • Forward Dwight Yorke and midfielder David Beckham

    BARCELONA, SPAIN: Forward Dwight Yorke and midfielder David Beckham (top) of Manchester United jubilate after winning the final of the soccer Champions League against Bayern Munich, 26 May 1999 at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona. Manchester United won 2-1. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) (Photo credit should read ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Football. 1996 FA Cup Final. Wembley. 11th May, 1996. Manchester United 1 v Liverpool 0. Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel celebrates with David Beckham and other United players at the end of the match

    Football, 1996 FA Cup Final, Wembley, 11th May, 1996, Manchester United 1 v Liverpool 0, Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel celebrates with David Beckham and other United players at the end of the match (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

  • Sport. Football. FA Charity Shield. Wembley, London, England. 3rd August 1997. Manchester United 1 v Chelsea 1 (Manchester United win 4-2 on penalties). Manchester United's Jordi Cruyff holds the Charity Shield trophy aloft. David Beckham (7) is pictured

    Sport, Football, FA Charity Shield, Wembley, London, England, 3rd August 1997, Manchester United 1 v Chelsea 1 (Manchester United win 4-2 on penalties), Manchester United's Jordi Cruyff holds the Charity Shield trophy aloft, David Beckham (7) is pictured wearing a shirt with his name spelt wrongly (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Sport/Football. World Cup Qualifier. Rome. 11th October 1997. Italy 0 v England 0. England trio L-R: David Beckham, Graeme Le Saux and Ian Wright celebrate at the end of the game as England qualify for the 1998 World Cup Finals.

    Sport/Football, World Cup Qualifier, Rome, 11th October 1997, Italy 0 v England 0, England trio L-R: David Beckham, Graeme Le Saux and Ian Wright celebrate at the end of the game as England qualify for the 1998 World Cup Finals (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

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    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM: Manchester United's striker Teddy Sheringham (R) is hugged by his teammate David Beckham after scoring their second goal against Bordeaux 01 March 2000, during their UEFA Champions League match at Old Trafford. Manchester won 2-0. (Photo credit should read GERRY PENNY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 26th MAY 1999. UEFA Champions League Final. Barcelona, Spain. Manchester United 2 v Bayern Munich 1. Manchester United's Teddy Sheringham and David Beckham (L) celebrate with the European Cup trophy after the match

    26th MAY 1999, UEFA Champions League Final, Barcelona, Spain, Manchester United 2 v Bayern Munich 1, Manchester United's Teddy Sheringham and David Beckham (L) celebrate with the European Cup trophy after the match (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • FUSSBALL: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 98/99 Finale in Barcelona

    BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 26: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 98/99 Finale in Barcelona; MANCHESTER UNITED - FC BAYERN MUENCHEN 2:1; SIEGEREHRUNG David BECKHAM mit Pokal (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • 7th SEPTEMBER 1999. European Championships 2000 Qualifier. Warsaw, Poland. Poland 0 v England 0.England's David Beckham relaxes during a training session before the game.

    7th SEPTEMBER 1999, European Championships 2000 Qualifier, Warsaw, Poland, Poland 0 v England 0,England's David Beckham relaxes during a training session before the game (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • 1998 World Cup Finals. Lens, France. 26th June, 1998. England 2 v Colombia 0. England's David Beckham celebrates his goal with teammates.

    1998 World Cup Finals, Lens, France, 26th June, 1998, England 2 v Colombia 0, England's David Beckham celebrates his goal with teammates (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

  • Sport. Football. FIFA Club World Championships. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 6th January 2000. Manchester United 1 v Necaxa 1. Manchester United's David Beckham and manager Sir Alex Ferguson walk down the tunnel at the end of the game. Both were dismissed duri

    Sport, Football, FIFA Club World Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 6th January 2000, Manchester United 1 v Necaxa 1, Manchester United's David Beckham and manager Sir Alex Ferguson walk down the tunnel at the end of the game, Both were dismissed during the game (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham of Manchester United

    22 Aug 1998: David Beckham of Manchester United faces the hostile West Ham crowd in the FA Carling Premiership game at Upton Park, London, England. The game ended 0-0 . \ Mandatory Credit: Gary M Prior/Allsport

  • Alan Shearer

    30 Jun 1998: England captain Alan Shearer celebrates with team mates David Beckham and Michael Owen after scoring from the penalty spot during the World Cup second round match against Argentina at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard in St Etienne, France. England lost 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw. \ Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird /Allsport

  • UEFA Champions League. 17th March 1999. San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy. Quarter Final, Second Leg. Inter Milan 1 v Manchester United 1 (Manchester United win 3-1 on aggregate). Manchester United's David Beckham, left, and Gary Neville celebrate the Paul S

    UEFA Champions League, 17th March 1999, San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy, Quarter Final, Second Leg, Inter Milan 1 v Manchester United 1 (Manchester United win 3-1 on aggregate), Manchester United's David Beckham, left, and Gary Neville celebrate the Paul Scholes goal (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • 1998 World Cup Finals. Lens, France. 26th June, 1998. England 2 v Colombia 0. England's David Beckham celebrates his goal, scored from a free kick.

    1998 World Cup Finals, Lens, France, 26th June, 1998, England 2 v Colombia 0, England's David Beckham celebrates his goal, scored from a free kick (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham of England

    19 May 1998: David Beckham of England enjoys a day on the golf course at Mill Ride GC in Ascot, England. \ Mandatory Credit: Andrew Redington /Allsport

  • David Beckham of England

    19 May 1998: David Beckham of England enjoys a day on the golf course at Mill Ride GC in Ascot, England. \ Mandatory Credit: Andrew Redington /Allsport

  • David Beckham

    27 Aug 1997: David Beckham of Manchester United celebrates to the crowd after scoring a goal during the FA Carling Premiership match against Everton played at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England. The match finished in a 0-2 victory for Manchester United. \ Mandatory Credit: Gary M Prior/Allsport

  • Football. 2002 World Cup Qualifier. Group 9. 6th June 2001. Athens. Greece 0 v England 2. England captain David Beckham raises his arms in frustration at being caught offside.

    Football, 2002 World Cup Qualifier, Group 9, 6th June 2001, Athens, Greece 0 v England 2, England captain David Beckham raises his arms in frustration at being caught offside (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham

    12 Jun 2000: David Beckham of England cannot hide his disappointment after the European Championships 2000 group match against Portugal at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, Holland. Portugal won the match 3-2. \ Mandatory Credit: Gary M Prior/Allsport

  • Football. European Championships (EURO 2000). Charleroi, Belgium. England 1 v Germany 0. 17th June, 2000. England's David Beckham about to swap shirts with Germany's Carsten Jancker at the final whistle.

    Football, European Championships (EURO 2000), Charleroi, Belgium, England 1 v Germany 0, 17th June, 2000, England's David Beckham about to swap shirts with Germany's Carsten Jancker at the final whistle (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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    2 Jun 2000: David Beckham of England relaxes after his Engalnd press conference at the Villa Madama in Attard, Malta. Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird/ALLSPORT

  • FUSSBALL: EM EURO 2000 PORTUGAL - ENGLAND ( POR - ENG ) 3:2

    EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 12: EM EURO 2000, Eindhoven; PORTUGAL - ENGLAND (POR - ENG) 3:2; JUBEL NACH DEM 0:1: Torschuetze Paul SCHOLES, David BECKHAM, Michael OWEN/ENG (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • EM EURO 2000 PORTUGAL - ENGLAND ( POR - ENG ) 3:2

    EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 12: FUSSBALL: EM EURO 2000, Eindhoven, 12.06.00, PORTUGAL - ENGLAND (POR - ENG) 3:2, David BECKHAM/ENG (Photo by Sandra Behne/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • Dynamo Kiev v ManUtd

    19 Sep 2000: Nicky Butt (right) and David Beckham (left) of Manchester United show their frustration after the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester United and Dynamo Kiev at the Olympiskyi Stadium Kiev, Ukraine. Mandatory Credit: Phil Cole/ALLSPORT

  • England's David Beckham celebrates in front of the

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 6: England's David Beckham celebrates in front of the crowd after scoring an injury-time equaliser against Greece during the World Cup qualifying match at Old Trafford in Manchester 06 October 2001. Beckham ensured England qualified for the World Cup finals with his late goal which salvaged a 2-2 draw to put England top of their group. AFP PHOTO: Gerald PENNY (Photo credit should read GERALD PENNY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    3 Sept 2001: England Captain David Beckham relaxes before todays Press Conference at the McDonald Royal Derwent Hotel, Allensford, County Durham, England. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Stu Forster/ALLSPORT

  • Manchester United's David Beckham (C) is congratul

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM: Manchester United's David Beckham (C) is congratulated by teammates Ryan Giggs (L) and Mikael Silvestre (R) after scoring an equalizer against Fulham during a premiership match at Old Trafford in Manchester , 19 August 2001.It is 1-1 at half time. AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham

    10 Apr 2002: David Beckham of Manchester United falls to the floor in agony after picking up a serious injury during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Manchester United and Deportivo La Coruna played at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. Manchester United won the match 3-2, winning the tie 5-2 on aggregate. DIGITAL IMAGE. \ Mandatory Credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

  • Deportivo v Man U X

    2 Apr 2002: Alex Fergusson of Manchester United shows his disgust as David Beckham is injured during the Deportivo La Coruna v Manchester United UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 1st Leg match at the Estadio Municipal De Riazor in La Coruna, Spain. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

  • Manchester United's Ruud Van Nistelrooy (L) celebr

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM: Manchester United's Ruud Van Nistelrooy (L) celebrates his penalty against Nantes with teammates Roy Keane (C) and David Beckham during a phase two group A champions league match at Old Trafford in Manchester, 26 February 2002. AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United player Ryan Giggs (L) hugs teamm

    LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM: Manchester United player Ryan Giggs (L) hugs teammates Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (C) and David Beckham after scoring during their premiereship soccer clash at Leeds 30 March 2002. AFP PHOTO PAUL BARKER (Photo credit should read PAUL BARKER/AFP/Getty Images)

What about a return to England? Beckham has not played in the Premier League since May 2003 and a return to home soil would be a sentimental and appropriate crescendo to an eventful career. He has trained with both Arsenal and Tottenham in recent years but both clubs are unlikely to cater for a player whose impact cannot be guaranteed at such a high level.

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Beckham trained with Tottenham in 2010-11

His son is, surprisingly, an Arsenal fan however. Playing in north London would allow Beckham to be closer to his Beckingham Palace quarters, after all...

QPR certainly don't need another midfield luxury though. Beckham would offer more work ethic than some of the leeches within the club's squad but shelling out a small fortune just for the privilege of his company would be unwise.

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Beckham's son Romeo is an Arsenal fan

He could always be the remedy to United's midfield malaise...

Odds on Beckham's next move (via William Hill)

Melbourne Heat 5/2
West Ham 5/1
Perth Glory 6/1
Paris SG 10/1
New York Bulls 10/1
Western Sydney Wanderers 12/1
Central Coast Mariners 12/1
AC Milan 16/1
Celtic 16/1
QPR 20/1
Tottenham 25/1
Anzhi Makhachkala 25/1
Guangzhou Evergrande 25/1
Shanghai Shenhua 25/1
Arsenal 33/1
Reading 50/1
Man Utd 33/1
Zenit St Petersburg 33/1

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