Beckham to Spend Springtime in Paris

Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Paris Saint Germain, the French soccer club whose Qatari owners have splashed more than $300 million on top talent since 2011, has a glittering new acquisition: David Beckham.

The 37-year-old British midfielder, who recently finished a six-year stint with the Los Angeles Galaxy, confirmed at a Paris press conference Thursday that he’ll play the rest of this season for the French team. PSG, as it’s known locally, is currently tied for first place in the French Ligue 1 and has earned a place in the Champions League knockout stage.

The deal seems to revolve as much around Beckham’s brand name as his prospects on the field.

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