Five-month deal: Becks signs with French football club

2013-02-01 00:00

PARIS — Former England captain David Beckham yesterday signed for Paris Saint-Germain in a five-month deal, fuelling hopes of a celebrity boost for French football as it faces up to an exodus of top players.

The 37-year-old midfielder has been without a club since leaving Los Angeles Galaxy last year.

Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said he was delighted to have secured Beckham’s services until June 30 while the player himself said he was “excited and honoured” to be part of PSG’s plans.

Beckham said that he would donate his entire salary from the five-month deal to a children’s charity, in an unprecedented move from a top footballer.

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