Golden Balls and boss to stay at the Parc des Princes.
Former England captain David Beckham could remain at Ligue 1 leaders PSG next season, according to the club’s sporting director Leonardo.
Beckham, 37, joined the mega-rich Parisiens on a short-term deal on transfer deadline day in January but has struggled for starts during his stay at the Parc des Princes. The midfield maestro did impress in the Champions League quarter-final first leg draw with Barcelona in France, however.
The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan star, who left LA Galaxy after six seasons in the MLS last year, is currently scheduled to leave Paris at the end of this season but Leonardo says the decision to stay on at the club is in the player’s hands.
“The door is open for him to stay at PSG. If he wants to continue, we will continue,” the Brazilian is quoted as saying by French source TFI.
Leonardo, 43, who has been instrumental in bringing the likes of Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to PSG, also stressed that boss Carlo Ancelotti would remain in charge next season. The former Chelsea head-coach has been linked with a summer exit, with the club thought to be keen to bring in Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho before the start of next season.
Beckham has made just one league start appearance for PSG this season but has appeared six times off the bench and caught the eye from a central midfield role during the club’s brave 2-2 home Champions League draw with La Liga giants Barcelona earlier this month.