David Beckham In Talks to End Career In China: £250k a Week Deal Offered By Shanhai Shenhua

Having brought his MLS career to an end Becks looks at possible next chapter of his glittering career.

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David Beckham is in talks over ending his career in China, where he could be paid £250,000 a week.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid superstar is reportedly talking with a Chinese Super League club.

As well as a potential weekly pay packet of quarter of a million, merchandising deals could net Beckham an extra £20m.

Didier Drogba, 34, and Nicolas Anelka, 33, have recently joined Shanghai Shenhua, and they could soon be joined by 37-year-old Beckham.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Whilst the financial rewards of a move to the Chinese Super League are plain for all to see one does wonder if David Beckham will be willing to make a move to Shanhai Shenhua, regardless of the huge sums involved.

This source cites Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka as players who moved to the big spending side but neglects to mention that both players are likely to leave having barely spent any time at the club.

Drogba is strongly linked with a move to AC Milan barely six months after leaving Chelsea for the Far-East. Nicolas Anelka could be on his way back to the Premier League after spending a troubled year at Shanghai Shenhua, during which he has managed just three goals in 22 appearances and at one point became part of the coaching staff.

It is worth noting that Shenhua have struggled in the Chinese Super League, finishing ninth in the 16 team league, and thus suggesting that the large amounts used to improve the side have backfired in footballing terms.

Beckham is clearly not short of a few bob and can therefore look beyond mere financial gain and could well consider a move to China a calculated risk not worth taking.

One would imagine that if any offer were to come from Europe then Beckham may jump at the chance of another season at the highest level before bowing out of the game.

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