David Beckham has joined French Ligue 1 side Paris St-Germain and announced he will be playing for free.
The LA Galaxy midfielder has signed a five-month deal and said he would be donating his salary to charity.
“I’m excited, it’s something we’ve been working on and talking about for quite a while,” he said on Thursday.
“I won’t receive any salary. My salary will go to a local children’s charity. That’s one of the things we are 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.
Beckham is familiar with PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti and Leonardo [director of football] from his time at AC Milan.
Not sure where Becks will fit into a star studded PSG line-up that includes Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, Lucas Moura and Ezequiel Lavezzi? Lucas just arrived from Brazil at the beginning of the month for big money, and he would seem to have the inside track on playing in that right side of midfield role rather than Beckham.