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Beckham says undecided on move to Qatar's PSG

Former England captain says no agreement signed despite media reports to the contrary

Beckham says undecided on move to Qatar's PSG
Former England captain David Beckham

David Beckham hasn’t made a decision on whether to stay in Los Angeles or return to Europe, a spokesman for the former England national team soccer captain said on Wednesday.

A report in French daily newspaper Le Parisien said Beckham has given a verbal agreement to sign a 18-month contract for Qatar government-owned Paris Saint-Germain in return for a gross monthly salary of 800,000 euros ($1.05m).

“No agreement has been reached with any football club yet,” a spokesman for his agent Simon Fuller’s XIX agency said in a statement. “Any talk of a deal is premature. David is yet to make a final decision."

The Los Angeles Galaxy won Major League Soccer’s championship last month in the final match of Beckham’s four-year contract.

The Galaxy have called on the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player to remain in the US where his presence has helped to increase soccer’s visibility in a country where sports like football, basketball and baseball dominate.

An investment arm of the Qatari government bought a majority stake in PSG earlier this year and vowed to build the team into one of Europe’s strongest.

The team which counts French president Nicolas Sarkozy as a fan won the last of its two championships in 1994. Qatar was awarded staging rights to the 2022 World Cup last year.

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