David Beckham will retire from football in two years’ time, according to club president Ramon Calderon.
Beckham is currently in talks with Madrid about extending his contract at El Santiago Bernabeu and Calderon expects him to sign a new two-year deal before hanging up his boots.
The 31-year-old former England captain has spent most of this season on the substitutes bench but Calderon is confident he will extend his contract, which runs out next year.
Calderon told BBC Radio Five Live: “As far as I know he has decided to retire in two years’ time.
“It would be fantastic if he would stay with us for the next two years.”
Calderon claimed Real coach Fabio Capello was a fan of Beckham, despite restricting him to a peripheral role in recent weeks.
He said: “We need him. He’s playing very well. The coach trusts him. We hope everything will be arrived at in the next 15 to 20 days to sign the new contract.”
Beckham had previously suggested that he was considering finishing his career in America.