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David Beckham to sign for Paris St. Germain

Post  Panda on Thu 31 Jan - 15:48

David Beckham 'To Sign For Paris St Germain'


The 37-year-old former England captain will be unveiled by the Ligue 1 club after passing a medical in the French capital.


3:38pm UK, Thursday 31 January 2013

David Beckham posted a picture of himself on a flight to Paris (Facebook)



Former England captain David Beckham undergoes a medical ahead of a move to Paris St Germain.

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  • David Beckham is expected to join Paris St Germain after passing a medical, the player's representatives have said.

    The former England captain is likely to be announced at a news conference scheduled for 4pm.

    Earlier, the 37-year-old posted a picture of himself on a plane on his Facebook page and wrote: "On way to Paris, excited. I will update you all later."

    According to the website of Le Parisien, a private jet arrived in the French capital this morning carrying "Le Spice Boy".

    Beckham left LA Galaxy in December after a six-year stint in America's Major League Soccer and is understood to have had a number of lucrative offers from around the world.
    David Beckham left LA Galaxy in December
    In recent days he has been training with Arsenal but manager Arsene Wenger said there were no plans to sign the former Manchester United midfielder who "doesn't look at all to be in shape".

    Beckham, who played a record 115 outfield games for England, left Old Trafford for Real Madrid in 2003 before moving to the Galaxy in August 2007.

    While in LA he had two stints on loan with Italian giants AC Milan.

    PSG are managed by Carlo Ancelotti, who was in charge at Milan during Beckham's time there.

    Beckham will be hoping to add the Ligue 1 title to his other three league successes in England, Spain and the US when he joins the big-spending club.

    PSG's Qatari owners have invested more than £300m in players since buying the club in 2011.

    Beckham, however, will be brought in on a free transfer as he is currently a free agent.
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Re: David Beckham to sign for Paris St. Germain

Post  Lillyofthevalley on Thu 31 Jan - 19:28

If he wasn't so VAIN I would like him but I just can't do with how he and his wife carry on.......Paris is the perfect posing ground for the whole family, IMO they are even turning their children in to the vain people that Becks an his wife are......

At 37 I think his future team are more bothered about selling shirts rather then Becks talent
That's why he isn't coming back to the prem nobody wants him

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Post  Lioned on Thu 31 Jan - 20:07

Victoria and the kids will remain in London where they go to school.

Also David is going to donate his entire salary to a local childrens charity in Paris.

He really is a decent bloke.

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Post  Panda on Thu 31 Jan - 20:53

David Beckham Gives PSG Salary To Charity


The former England captain will spend at least the next five months in Paris - but his "huge" wages will benefit a local children.


8:20pm UK, Thursday 31 January 2013



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  • David Beckham began his footballing career at Manchester United in 1993.

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  • He won six Premier League titles during his 10 years at the club, as well as the Champions League in 1999.

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  • Beckham married former Spice Girl Victoria Adams at a ceremony in Ireland in July 1999. The couple are seen here at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards.

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  • David Beckham's England career began in September 1996 with a 3-0 win against Moldova.

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  • A low point of his international career was this sending off against Argentina during the 1998 World Cup. He was shown a red card for lashing out at Diego Simeone.

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  • But his England career has had many highlights, too. He scored 17 goals for the national side, including a free kick against Ecuador during the 2005 World Cup in Germany, and captained the team 58 times.

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  • One of his most important strikes came during injury time in England's World Cup qualification match against Greece at Old Trafford, Manchester. England sealed qualification after the game ended 2-2.

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  • David Beckham switched from Manchester United to Real Madrid in June 2003. The Spanish side paid more than £24m for the midfielder.

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  • Beckham, then 28, received a hero's welcome when he was unveiled to Real Madrid supporters.

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  • In 2007, Beckham switched from Real Madrid to Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy. His five-year contract with the US club was reportedly worth more than $32m (£19m).

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  • His first goal for Galaxy came in the SuperLiga semi-final against DC United in August 2007.

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  • Beckham was twice loaned out to AC Milan and tore his Achilles tendon in March 2010 during his second spell at the Italian club. The injury kept him out of action for several months.

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  • He travelled with the England squad to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa but his injury kept him on the sidelines throughout the tournament.

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  • In May 2010, David Beckham travelled to Afghanistan to meet British troops based in Helmand Province.

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  • Speaking after his visit, he said: "It was really life changing."

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  • The Beckhams' fourth child, Harper Seven, was born in July 2011.

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  • The couple also have three boys - (L to R) Cruz, Romeo and Brooklyn.

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  • Beckham played a starring role in London 2012, bringing the torch down the River Thames in a speedboat to the Olympic Stadium.

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  • He helped promote the Olympic bid but was unable to work the same magic on England's failed attempt to host the 2018 World Cup.

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  • Beckham has also held an ambassadorial role with Unicef. In December 2009, he took time out of his schedule to visit a hospice in South Africa.

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  • This statue on New York's 5th Avenue was part of a publicity stunt for fashion retailer H&M. His underwear range launched in February 2012.

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  • He has also advertised underwear for Armani, appearing on billboards around the world, including on the front of the Selfridges department store in London.

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  • Beckham announced he was leaving LA Galaxy in November 2012. He said he was not retiring but "wanted to experience one last challenge" before the end of his playing career.

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  • Beckham poses with his sons and the MLS Trophy after the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Houston Dynamo 3-1 in the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup, December 1, 2012 in Carson,.California. It was Beckham's last game with the Galaxy.

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David Beckham will not receive a salary after signing a contract with Paris St Germain, but will instead see his wages paid to a children's charity.

As the former England captain was unveiled by the French Ligue 1 club at a news conference, he described the five-month deal as "unique".

"I won't receive any salary - we have decided my salary will go towards a local children's charity in Paris and that is one of the things we are very excited and proud to do," he said.

It was not immediately clear how much the as yet unidentified charity would receive, but Beckham said it would be a "huge sum".
Beckham posted a picture of himself flying to Paris on Facebook
The 37-year-old acknowledged that his French was poor and he would have to "brush up".

"I haven't spoken French for quite a few years, since I was at school so that is definitely a few years," he said.

When challenged to say something in French, he said simply: "Bonjour."

His wife Victoria will live in the UK during the five-month contract because of their children's schooling, he added.

Earlier, Beckham posted a picture of himself on a plane on his Facebook page and wrote: "On way to Paris, excited. I will update you all later."
Beckham left LA Galaxy in December
Beckham left LA Galaxy in December after a six-year stint in America's Major League Soccer and is understood to have had a number of lucrative offers from around the world.

In recent days he has been training with Arsenal, but manager Arsene Wenger ruled out signing the former Manchester United midfielder, saying he "doesn't look at all to be in shape".

But during the news conference in Paris, Beckham said his fitness "won't take long to get up to speed".

Beckham, who played a record 115 outfield games for England, left Old Trafford for Real Madrid in 2003 before moving to the Galaxy in August 2007.
Beckham has signed up with PSG for just five months
While he was in Los Angeles he had two stints on loan with Italian giants AC Milan.

Beckham said Carlo Ancelotti, who was in charge of Milan during Beckham's time there and is now manager at PSG, was one of the reasons he had been lured to the French capital.

"Carlo is one of the best managers I have played for. So It is exciting on a number of levels," he explained.

He added that he chose not to return to the Premier League because he would not play for any English club other than Manchester United.
Beckham signed for PSG after passing a medical earlier in the day
Club president Nasser Al-Khelaïf said: "I am sure he will add big value to the club.

"I am sure we are going to win a lot of things with David and I am very happy to be sat here next to David to welcome him to PSG."

Beckham will be hoping to add the Ligue 1 title to his other three league successes in England, Spain and the US when he joins the big-spending club.

PSG's Qatari owners have invested more than £300m in players since buying the club in 2011.

Beckham, however, will be brought in on a free transfer as he is currently a free agent.

Meanwhile British clubs were involved in frenzied speculation as the January transfer window closed on Thursday night.

At 7:30pm, a total of £106,700,000 had been spent so far in the window.

Among the big signings included defender Christopher Samba's £12.5m transfer from Anzhi Makhachkala to Queen's Park Rangers and striker Danny Graham's £5m move from Swansea City to Sunderland.




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Post  Guest on Thu 31 Jan - 20:56

Posh will think all her birthdays have come at once, moving to Paris!

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Post  Lioned on Thu 31 Jan - 21:00

Posh is staying in London with the kids.I dare say they will be spending the occasional weekend together shopping though.

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Post  Panda on Thu 31 Jan - 21:07

One of the Spice girls said a couple of weeks ago that Posh has a good sense of humour and only puts on the scowling look for the Press.

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