David Beckham To Donate PSG Salary To Charity
'Le Spice Boy' says he's proud to give a French children's charity his wages...
David Beckham has signed a five-month contract with Ligue 1 football team Paris Saint-Germain, with the star announcing he will donate his salary to charity.
Following months of speculation regarding his career after his time at US club LA Galaxy came to an end, Becks was unveiled as the French team's latest signing at a press conference yesterday (January 31).
Speaking of his decision to give away his wages - rumoured to be €800,000 a month - to a
children's charity in the French capital, David said: "One of the reasons I wanted to come to Paris was we decided on something quite unique.
"I won't receive any salary. My salary will go to a local children's charity. That's one of the things we're excited and proud to do. It's something exciting and I'm not sure it's been done before."
He continued: "I'm excited and it's something we've been working on for a while and I am happy it has happened.
"I chose Paris because I can see what the club are trying to do. I turned down a lot of clubs to join Paris Saint-Germain. I'm very honoured."
When asked of rumours linking him to a move back to a UK club, the 37-year old added: "I always said unless it was Manchester United I wouldn't want to play for any other Premier League team."