Newly retired soccer star David Beckham may be taking his love for cooking international.
Becks is entering into a second food venture with his buddy Gordon Ramsay, a source shared with The Sun UK. The two are planning to open a restaurant in Las Vegas, and it would be Ramsay's fourth food spot in the city.
The pair are already scheduled to open the Union Street Cafe in London in September. The footballer shared his plans for the cafe on the night before his last game with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
“We’ve got something in the pipeline," he said. "We are obviously good friends and we are excited about a project that could happen pretty soon."
Beckham also revealed that he had been taking cooking lessons as he prepped for the restaurant's launch.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do," he said. "I’ve always loved cooking. I’d love to cook for Gordon and I definitely will one day.”
The restaurant is said to be a part of a deal set up by Steve Wynn owner of the Wynn resort in Las Vegas.
Beckham retired from football this year after turning down the opportunity to continue playing with Paris Saint-German, CNN.com reports. The Englishman felt it was the appropriate time to wrap up his soccer career.
"I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level," Beckham said in a statement.
"Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I'm starting a new adventure and I'm genuinely excited about what lies ahead," he added.
And with the buzz surrounding these new opportunities, Becks is definitely keeping himself busy off the field.
Treye Green is a reporter for The International Business Times and a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Green has shot, edited and...