The newest chapter of David Beckham's extensive soccer career will begin in France with Paris Saint-Germain.
UPDATE: Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11:45 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin
David Beckham will join PSG for the remainder of the season, Sky Sports' Staff announced on Twitter.
David Beckham joins PSG until end of season #skydeadlineday— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 31, 2013
Goal.com on Twitter has the latest from Beckham at PSG's press conference:
Beckham: "It's exciting, it's something we've been talking about for quite some time." #PSG— Goal UK (@GoalUK) January 31, 2013
BBC Sport has the latest on Beckham's salary and playing status:
David Beckham: "I won't receive any salary during my time at Paris Saint-Germain, my salary will go to a children's charity in Paris." #PSG— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 31, 2013
"I've been training at Arsenal so my fitness won't take long but [he jokes] I won't be fit for next Friday," says David Beckham. #PSG— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 31, 2013
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UPDATE: Thursday, Jan. 31, at 8:42 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin
David Beckham posted an update on his official Facebook page:
On way to Paris, excited. I will update you all later
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Sky Sports' staff has the latest on Beckham's expected move:
Paris St Germain are set to unveil David Beckham as their new signing at a press conference this afternoon.
The 37-year-old former England international is expected to be introduced to the media at 4pm BST.
Of course, this doesn't come as a surprise.
Beckham, who recently represented the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS Cup for the third time (and won it for the second time), revealed in mid-November that he would be leaving the team that he catapulted to the national stage all the way back in 2007.
In 114 total matches with L.A. between the regular season and playoffs, Beckham scored 18 goals and dished out 40 assists. He went to AC Milan twice in 2009 and 2010 on loans and then won the 2011 MLS Comeback Player of the Year with a fantastic two-goal, 15-assist season.
In what turned out to be his swan song season this year, the talented midfielder scored seven goals and racked up nine assists in 24 matches.
Beckham, of course, was an all-world star before going to Los Angeles.
His career famously started with Manchester United, where he made over 250 appearances over a 10-year span and found the back of the net over 60 times while putting in several YouTube-worthy free kicks.
After a decade at Old Trafford, Beckham took his talents to Spain, where he would lace up his boots over 100 times with La Liga giant Real Madrid from 2003 through 2007.
Beckham is clearly one of the most traveled and most decorated soccer players in the world, and although he's in the final stretch of his career, he will bring top-notch playmaking skills and experience to his new club.