Real Madrid claim they are eager to retain David Beckham, although they admit that the player is keen to regain his place in the first team before committing himself to a new deal.
The former England skipper’s current deal expires next summer and Real’s sporting director Predrag Mijatovic said: “We want to renew his contract.
“On our part there is no problem but he wants to wait a little longer to see if he gets back in the team.”
Beckham has played down reports suggesting he will look to quit the club in January.
Beckham’s arrival at the Bernabeu in 2003, coincided with a downturn in Real’s fortunes and he has spent much of the current season languishing on the substitutes bench.
“He has been unlucky in that he hasn’t won any trophies in the last three years and he’s a little sad as he is not taking part as much as he would like,” said Mijatovic.
“The situation could change but we can’t guarantee anyone a place in our first team.
“I believe that he will stay in the end because the atmosphere in the team is very good and will allow him to experience something good here.”