Beckham plays for free in Paris

David Beckham has signed for French football giants Paris Saint-Germain on a five-month contract. The 37-year-old revealed he will donate his entire salary to a Paris charity.

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Beckham's first Paris Saint-Germain training session

David Beckham has had his first training session with new club Paris Saint-Germain.

Dressed in his brand new PSG gear and a warm hat in the near-freezing temperatures, the 37-year-old midfielder hit the ground running.

The 50-minute session only involved players who did not feature in PSG's Champions League last 16 first-leg victory over Valencia yesterday.

Beckham, who will wear the No. 32 shirt, is likely to be included in the squad for the first time when they host arch-rivals Olympique Marseille on February 24.

Earlier this week, coach Carlo Ancelotti said that Beckham needed to improve his fitness.

Ginola: 'Great move' to have Beckham in French football

David Ginola has told ITV Daybreak, that bringing David Beckham into French football, is a "great move."

He added that Beckham is the symbol of football across the world, and how "amazing" it is to have him play for a French team.

The 37-year-old signed for French football team Paris Saint-Germain on a five-month contract, donating his entire salary to a Paris charity.


Victoria Beckham: We are delighted to donate wages

Victoria Beckham says she is looking forward to spending time in Paris. Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Victoria Beckham has spoken of her “pride” at husband David’s move to Paris Saint-Germain and said she was “delighted” the midfielders’ wages would go to charity.

She said: "Myself and the children are incredibly proud and supportive of David and we are excited about spending time as a family in Paris over the coming weeks.

"We are passionate about supporting children's charities, and donating to a local children's charity in Paris is something we are delighted to do."

David Beckham praised for giving away salary

The football world has been reacting to David Beckham's move to Paris Saint-Germain and the decision to give his salary to charity.


David Beckham salary will go to local Paris charity

David Beckham has revealed that he will not be paid during his five months at Paris Saint-Germain.

His salary will go to a local children's charity in Paris - although the identity of the charity and the sum were not revealed.

I’m very lucky throughout my career to have achieved what I have achieved and earnt what I’ve earnt. One of the reasons why I wanted to come Paris… we decided on something that’s quite unique.

Throughout this time now I won’t receive any salary, we’ve decided that my salary will go towards a local children’s charity in Paris. That’s one of the things we’re very excited and proud to be able to do.

– David Beckham

David Beckham: I haven't spoken French since school

Beckham said he had turned down many other offers. Credit: ITV News

David Beckham has revealed he will need to work on his French after moving to PSG.

He said: "I haven’t spoken French for quite a few years, since I was at school. I’m definitely going to have to brush up on it.

"I’m excited, it’s [the move is] something we’ve worked and talked about for quite a while and now it’s finally happened.

"My wife and children will be staying in London because my children go to school there now."

He added: "I chose Paris because I can see what the club are trying to do, I can see the players the club is trying to bring in."

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