David Beckham will play for free for PSG
David Beckham has signed for Paris St Germain on a five-month deal.
And the former England captain will play for free after donating his salary to a local children’s charity.
Becks, 37, underwent a medical in France before wrapping up the latest move in his globetrotting career.
He said: “One of the reasons I wanted to come to Paris was we decided on something quite unique.
He added: “I’m very lucky. I’m 37 years old and I got a lot of offers, more now than I’ve probably had in my career. I’m very honoured by that.
“I chose Paris because I can see what the club are trying to do. I can see who the club are trying to bring in.
“It’s an exciting city and now there’s a club that’s going to have a lot of success over the next 10, 20, 30 years.
“I’m very honoured I’ve been picked to be part of the future of PSG.
“Every club I’ve played for throughout the world I’ve been successful with.
“I was successful with Manchester United and always said I’d never want to play for another English club.
“I had a lot of history with Manchester United. It’s the team I support and the team I dreamt of playing for.
“I’m very honoured by the offers I had from other Premier League clubs but I didn’t want to play there unless it was for Manchester United.”
The switch reunites the midfielder with PSG director Leonardo, who he became friends with at Milan.
Joey Barton, currently on loan at Ligue 1 side Marseille, believes Beckham will be a big hit in France.
Barton tweeted: “He’ll be great for French football.
“But he’ll remain the second best/best looking Englishman in France. That’ll hurt his confidence!”
by Terence Johns