Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Beckham Signs Five-Month Contract with PSG
Independent, January 31st, 2013 1:17PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, france, los angeles galaxy, mls

MOST COMMENTED

Former LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has signed a five-month contract with Paris Saint-Germain, the French club announced during a press conference on Thursday. Beckham completed a medical in Paris earlier in the day and could theoretically be available for PSG’s Ligue 1 game against Toulouse tomorrow night. However, during the press conference, the 37-year-old revealed that he wasn’t game fit, so it would probably take a “few weeks” for him to feature for his new club. Beckham also announced that his salary, which wasn’t disclosed, would go entirely to charity.

In an interview with the Independent, Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger agreed that Beckham, who has been training with Arsenal ahead of today’s announcement, would need to get in shape before he is ready to play games. "He told me that he doesn't look at all to be in shape. Beckham is super-ambitious,” Wenger said. "If, in his mind, he wanted to play in the Premier League he would not have gone on holiday. He would have prepared and come in and tried to impress me. He told me he has done nothing at all."

Beckham becomes PSG’s second major signing of the January transfer window, after Brazilian Lucas Moura joined the club from Sao Paulo for $61 million. Over the summer, the super-rich French club spent more than $135 million on Ezequiel Lavezzi, Thiago Silva, Marco Verratti, Gregory van der Wiel and of course, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. In addition to the French domestic league and cup competitions, Beckham will also be eligible to play in this season’s UEFA Champions League, where PSG will take on Valencia in the Round of 16 on February 12.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
World Cup Boosts German Beer Sales    
The World Cup is credited for boosting German beer sales by 4.4 percent in the year's ...
Glazers Selling selling 8 million Man United    
The Glazer family will make around $150 million by selling 8 million shares of its stake ...
Former Palestine Midfielder Killed in Bombing    
Former Palestinian national team player Ahed Zaqout has been killed by an Israeli bomb that hit ...
Neymar Aims to Be Fit for Barcelona Opener    
Brazilian star, Neymar, who fractured a bone in his back following a challenge from Colombia's Juan ...
Mourinho: Lukaku Lacked Motivation    
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho, after his club sold 21-year-old Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku to Everton for ...
Former Zambia Boss Takes Ivory Coast's Helm    
Frenchman Herve Renard has been appointed coach of Ivory Coast, replacing Sabri Lamouchi, who left after ...
Steven Gerrard: 'Every Person Slips'    
Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out ...
La Liga Champ Eying Chicharito    
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who started just six Premier League games for Manchester United last season ...
No Charges for Moyes Over Bar Incident    
Former Manchester United coach David Moyes is in the clear after he was investigated over an ...
West Ham Acquires Ecuador World Cup Striker    
West Ham has finalized a $20 million transfer of Ecuador striker Enner Valencia from Mexican club ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives