Paris St Germain are in the Champions League knockout stage, and the prospect of winning a league title in a fourth country will have proved attractive for Beckham.
The clincher was the presence of coach Carlo Ancelotti and director Leonardo at the club - Beckham knows both men from their time at AC Milan where he spent time on loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy.
PSG have the financial clout too - they are Qatari-owned and have been the highest-spending club in Europe in the past year.
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