1/31/13

David Beckham joins Paris Saint-Germain and will play for free

David Beckham has joined Paris Saint-Germain pledging to play for free and donate his salary to a children's charity. Becks rejected other offers and signed a five-month contract for the French club on Thursday in a stunning move.

“It has never been about the biggest contract or the money,” said David Beckham in his press conference announcing his deal.

“It’s always been about playing football. I’ve been lucky to achieve what I’ve achieved and earned what I’ve earned.”

Beckham's salary — estimated at €800,000 ($1 million) a month, nearly double his salary at the Los Angeles Galaxy — will all be donated to a yet-to-be-named Parisien children’s charity.

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