Infographic: The finances behind David Beckham’s deal at PSG
Love him or loathe him, there’s no denying the impact that David Beckham has had on the global football stage. From his early days as a 17-year old with Manchester United, through his controversial signing with Real Madrid, and then his trip across the pond to act as a defibrillator for Major League Soccer, Goldenballs has always been a polarizing figure.
Beckham continued to make headlines when he announced his departure from the Los Angeles Galaxy following their MLS Championship victory in December 2012. He confirmed that he was heading back across the Pond and speculation regarding where he would land was rampant.
As we all know now, Beckham took his talents to the France’s Ligue 1 and to Paris St-Germain.
Becks’ announcement that he would donate his 2012-13 salary to a local children’s charity in Paris was a grand gesture, but don’t expect to see the Spice Family in a food line anytime soon.
As the David Beckham Infographic below illustrates, David and family, not to mention the entire football industry, will continue to thrive and prosper even in the twilight of Beckham’s career.