David Beckham Joins PSG: Twitter Erupts to Biggest January Transfer Move
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.
BREAKING: PSG call press conference for 4pm as the BBC reports David Beckham is on his way to Paris to sign for the club.— Eurosport Transfers (@eurosportmoves) January 31, 2013
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.
Stuart Pearce decided Beckham was not good enough for the Olympics. Now Beckham's going to be playing in the Champions League— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) January 31, 2013
Beckham's hair looks magnificent.— James Dall (@JamesDallESPN) January 31, 2013
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).
David Beckham to give his £3m Paris St-Germain wage to children's charity after completing five-month deal soc.li/afNC2kO— Telegraph Sport (@TelegraphSport) January 31, 2013
Bleacher Report lead writer and editor Will Tidey voiced his take on that decision by the 37-year-old.
Beckham, genuinely one of the good guys. His wealth doesn't take away from the gesture to give his salary to charity. Real class.— Will Tidey (@willtidey) January 31, 2013
However, ESPN's James Tyler wasn't as laudatory of it.
I applaud Beckham's decision to give #PSG salary to charity. Cynic in me can't avoid notion that it's an FFP move.— James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) January 31, 2013
When David Beckham made his pro debut on Sept. 23, 1992, new teammate Lucas was 41 days old.— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) January 31, 2013
37 - David Beckham is currently the oldest outfield player in Ligue 1 (37 years, 8 months). Wisdom.— OptaJean (@OptaJean) January 31, 2013
People wondering how Beckham will cross the English Channel to play for PSG. Apparently he's just going to walk across the water.— Neil Ashton (@neilashton_) January 31, 2013
Did David Beckham make the right move in choosing PSG?
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