David Beckham to donate PSG wages to children’s charity
Many were expecting David Beckham to sign for a Premier League club on transfer deadline day, although the former England captain has instead opted to see out his playing days at Paris Saint Germain.
January 31st, 2013
However, while many players insist their move isn’t about the money when it clearly is, Beckham appears to have honest motives for playing for the French side, especially as he will donate his wages to a children’s charity.
It’s refreshing news on a day dominated by obscene transfer fees and inflated wages, with the former LA Galaxy star admitting that the proceeds of his five-month deal will go to charity.
He said: “We’ve decided on something that’s quite unique. I won’t receive any salary: we’ve decided my salary will go towards a local children’s charity in Paris and that’s one of the things we’re very excited and proud to do.
“It’s something I’m not sure has been done before but I’m passionate about children and the charity, so we came together and it’s something special.”
Beckham confirmed he had received a lot of offers from clubs around the world, although he insists that PSG won him over with their vision.
“I’m 37 years old and was offered a lot of offers, more now than I’ve had in my career, and at my age. I’m honoured by that. I chose Paris because I can see what the club are trying to do, I can see the players the club are bringing in.
“It’s an exciting city and always has been but now there’ s a club that will have a lot of success over the next 10, 15 and 20 years. I’m not saying I’ll be playing in 10, 15 or 20 years but to be part of something that’s growing is very exciting to me. I’m very honoured to be part of this.”