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.