David Beckham Joins PSG: Twitter Erupts to Biggest January Transfer Move

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IIJanuary 31, 2013

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 31: International soccer player David Beckham attends the press conference for his PSG signing at Parc des Princes on January 31, 2013 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
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World football legend and global brand himself, David Beckham, will join Paris St. Germain for the remainder of the 2012/13 season after a deal was announced on the final day of the January winter transfer window.

Beckham, 37, has left his mark on a number of clubs around the world, but will join the French powerhouse now after leaving Los Angeles Galaxy in December.

Twitter, understandably, had it's fair share of commentary on the deal—how and why it took place as well as the possible reasons behind his move.

Eurosport were the first to break the news of Beckham's departure, with the English legend set to have a medical at the French club.

The Guardian then posted photos of Beckham's arrival for the medical.

Daily Telegraph writer Henry Winter shared just how much a "slap in the face" Beckham's transfer was for Great Britain manager Stuart Pearce.

ESPN posted a photo of Beckham's arrival for his press conference, whilst writer James Dall let us know of all the important details of that conference.

Beckham announced that all of his money earned from his time at PSG will be going to local children's charity in France (per The Telegraph).

Bleacher Report lead writer and editor Will Tidey voiced his take on that decision by the 37-year-old.

However, ESPN's James Tyler wasn't as laudatory of it.

The statistics on Beckham's arrival at PSG are certainly mind-boggling—especially regarding his age, as ESPN's Paul Carr points out as well as sports statistics gurus Opta Sports.

Bleacher Report's Tom Sunderland and The Daily Mail's Neil Ashton wrapped up the action perfectly, with their insights into just how valuable Beckham will be for PSG in 2013.


Did David Beckham make the right move in choosing PSG?

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