David Beckham ends transfer speculation with PSG move
David Beckham has ended speculation about his transfer move by announcing a long-term contract with Paris Saint-Germain. After winning back-to-back MLS titles with the Los Angeles Galaxy, the England international decided it was time for change. The former Manchester United was expected to move into the English Premier League, but lack of interest from top clubs made David Beckham ink a contract with the Ligue 1 leaders.
The 37-year-old attacking midfielder has put pen on paper for a five-month deal, but recent press conference by the former Manchester United midfielder suggests he is “committed beyond five months”.
All eyes are on Paris Saint-Germain as David Beckham reports for action, after training with Arsenal this week. David Beckham had been linked to a long list of clubs from Brazil, Australia, China, Russia, Middle-East and Europe during the January transfer window. The Englishman’s phenomenal career has seen him win silverware with top notch clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy and AC Milan.
“We are very lucky to have him here,” club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said. “David is a very professional player and I’m sure he will add big value to the club. He will be an asset to the club. I’m very happy to be sitting next to David here.”
David Beckham has announced that he will donate the salary he earns from Paris Saint-Germain to a local charity for children in Paris. The football icon admitted he wanted to test himself in the French League, although he already knew his French could use some work.
“I'm excited,” David Beckham said in a press conference today. “It's something we've been talking about for quite a while. 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 chose Paris because I can see what the club are trying to do - I can see the players the club are bringing in.
“There is a club that is going to have a lot of success over the next ten, 15, 20 years. For now, to be part of something is growing is exciting. I'm very honored that I've been picked to be part of the future at PSG.”
Rife rumors about David Beckham’s return to the English Premier League proved to be nothing more than hot air. The midfield maestro has always maintained that he won’t sign up for any club other Manchester United in the English Premier League.
“I've always said that unless it was Manchester United I wouldn't want to play for another Premiership team,” David Beckham added.