Deadline Day: Beckham agrees move to PSG and will play for free

David Beckham has signed a five-month deal with French side Paris St-Germain and has announced that he will be donating his wages to a children’s charity.

Beckham, who had been a free agent since leaving Los Angeles Galaxy just before Christmas, said: “We’ve decided on something that’s quite unique.

“I won’t receive any salary. We’ve decided my salary will go towards a local children’s charity in Paris and that’s one of the things we’re very excited and proud to do.”

He added: “It’s something the guys [PSG management] do, but obviously it’s a very good figure. That’s one thing we’re very excited about. To be able to give a huge sum to a children’s charity in Paris is very special.”

Becks confirmed his wife and children would stay in London, however he said he felt “very lucky” to have received a host of offers, including that from PSG.

“I’m 37 years old and was offered a lot of offers, more now than I’ve had in my career, and at my age. I’m honoured by that. I chose Paris because I can see what the club are trying to do, I can see the players the club are bringing in.

“It’s an exciting city and always has been but now there’ s a club that will have a lot of success over the next 10, 15 and 20 years. I’m not saying I’ll be playing in 10, 15 or 20 years but to be part of something that’s growing is very exciting to me. I’m very honoured to be part of this.”

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

Despite recently announcing he was to permanently base his family in London, Beckham always said he would make a decision on his next move based on “footballing reasons”.