David Beckham wants to buy a taxi.

The retired soccer star is on the hunt for an iconic London black cab because he believes the vehicle will help him blend in among other motorists.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''David reckons having a London taxi will help him sneak around incognito.

''Being one of the most recognisable faces on the planet means it's sometimes hard for him to do his normal day-to-day errands.

''He loves his fans, and always tries to make time for them, but sometimes he just wants to nip out to the shop like a normal person.

''People usually spot his flash cars a mile off, so he thinks a low key taxi would be the perfect disguise in London.

''Plus if he's running late, he could use taxi lanes and get away with it!''

This isn't the first time David - who has children Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 11, Cruz, nine, and two-year-old Harper with wife Victoria - has come up with a clever disguise.

Last October, the 38-year-old hunk attended a Halloween party in New York without a costume and when asked who he was dressed up as, he just said himself.

A source said at the time: ''Beckham was practically the only person at the party not in costume - but because of this barely anyone recognised him.

Somebody asked him, 'What's your costume?' He said, 'I'm going as David Beckham,' and the person replied, 'Wow, you look just like him!' ''