Qatar eyes $32m deal for Beckham - report

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David Beckham.

David Beckham.

A US$32m two-year deal could be on the cards as the Qatar Stars League aims to tempt football megastar David Beckham to the Gulf.

According to the UK's The Sun newspaper, a Qatar source is quoted as saying: “When it comes to money offers, Qatar is the biggest by far. Senior figures in the Q League feel Beckham has the total package and they need to up the interest in the game there around the world.”

It is also thought that a long-term PR role as ambassador for the Qatar 2022 World Cup could also follow when the 37-year old former England captain hangs up his boots.

The source is also credited as saying: “They have seen what Beckham did in the US league and feel that type of transformation could be priceless.

“David is one of the few – possibly the only – soccer player who has the tools to revive the image of the game here.”

Beckham has already stated that he wants to carry on playing after ending his five-year stint in the US with MLS side LA Galaxy, but the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder has not indicated where he will next take to the pitch.

He has already been linked with Qatar Investment Authority-owned Paris St Germain in France, as well as English Premier League sides West Ham United and QPR.

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Posted by: Juliet Lopez

It will be the smartest move if Qatar invests in David Beckham.
Indeed David is possibly the only soccer player who has the tools to revive the image of the game wherever he is destined to. He is one of a kind, the charisma this gentleman has will be an added boon to Qatar.

Posted by: procan

David Beckham likes the odd cold Beer and quaility grape with dinner Juliet, and therefore would not fit Qatar moral code!Sorry deal off.

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