Veteran midfielder to opt for French move over Premier League return.
David Beckham to disappoint Spurs and QPR, with PSG transfer ‘close’
David Beckham looks set to snub Spurs and QPR, after Paris Saint-Germain officials let it slip that they are close to agreeing a deal with the former England captain.
The veteran midfielder’s contract with Los Angeles Galaxy is set to expire when the current MLS season ends in November and both Tottenham and QPR had expressed an interest in bringing him back to England.
Big-spending PSG, who are backed by Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, are also keen and have now put together a lucrative package to tempt the 36-year-old to the French capital.
A PSG delegation travelled to California this week to meet Beckham’s representatives and present their offer, which is said to consist of an 18-month deal worth the equivalent of £3.8million a year.
A club insider told Le Parisien: ‘The deal should be completed very quickly.’
David Beckham’s apparent decision to make the move to the Parc des Princes is greatly influenced by the fact that his former boss at AC Milan, Leonardo, is the director of football at PSG and that appears to be the main factor in the cash rich Ligue 1 side winning the race to sign the England international.
Beckham will call time on his four year MLS adventure this November and will hope to end his time in the States by helping LA Galaxy to the domestic title and currently his side are riding high at the top of the table and is top of the assist table and clearly still has something to offer PSG come November.
The Ligue 1 side are top of the table after significant investment from new owners from Qatar and are keen to end their 17 year title drought and paid big money to bring the likes of Javier Pastore, Kevin Gameiro, Jeremy Menez, Blaise Matuidi, Momo Sissoko and Diego Lugano to Paris over the summer.