Qatar's PSG inks deal for David Beckham

Paris football club signs former England captain who plans to donate salary to charity

Former England captain David Beckham has signed a deal to join Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain.

The 37-year-old midfielder, who quit Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy in December, was unveiled by the Ligue 1 side on Thursday and will stay with the club for five months.

Beckham said he will forego any salary and instead the money will go to a Paris children's charity.

The former England captain had firm offers from 12 different clubs but has opted for Ligue 1's big spenders.

"I chose PSG because I can see what the club is trying to do. To be part of something that is growing is very exciting to me. I am excited and honoured," said Beckham at a press conference to announce the deal.

Club president Nasser Al Khelaifi added: "David received a lot of offers from clubs around the world and that makes it very special for us. He's going to be with us and our project to become one of the best clubs in Europe."

PSG have spent more than 250 million euros in transfers since the Qatari fund Qatar Sports Investment bought the club in June 2011.

They are also still in this season's Champions League and will face Spanish side Valencia in the last 16.

The Paris club are currently top of Ligue 1 and already have stars such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva.

Beckham had been strongly linked with a move to PSG last year before he decided to sign a new contract with the MLS club.

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