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.
Eurosport Transfers @eurosportmoves
BREAKING: PSG call press conference for 4pm as the BBC reports David Beckham is on his way to Paris to sign for the club.1/31/2013, 11:09:21 AM
The Guardian then posted photos of Beckham's arrival for the medical.
Guardian sport @guardian_sport
First pictures of David Beckham in Paris at his medical http://t.co/EOqRVlvu via @guardian http://t.co/Q7dLTXSY1/31/2013, 2:30:02 PM
Daily Telegraph writer Henry Winter shared just how much a "slap in the face" Beckham's transfer was for Great Britain manager Stuart Pearce.
Henry Winter @henrywinter
Stuart Pearce decided Beckham was not good enough for the Olympics. Now Beckham's going to be playing in the Champions League1/31/2013, 11:42:06 AM
ESPN FC @ESPNFC
PHOTO: David Beckham at his PSG press conference. #TransferDeadlineDay http://t.co/TElkbYLe1/31/2013, 5:19:17 PM
James Dall @JamesDallESPN
Beckham's hair looks magnificent.1/31/2013, 4:43:23 PM
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).
Telegraph Sport @TelegraphSport
David Beckham to give his £3m Paris St-Germain wage to children's charity after completing five-month deal http://t.co/8hq6l7fS1/31/2013, 11:19:53 PM
Bleacher Report lead writer and editor Will Tidey voiced his take on that decision by the 37-year-old.
Will Tidey @willtidey
Beckham, genuinely one of the good guys. His wealth doesn't take away from the gesture to give his salary to charity. Real class.1/31/2013, 5:07:21 PM
However, ESPN's James Tyler wasn't as laudatory of it.
James Tyler @JamesTylerESPN
I applaud Beckham's decision to give #PSG salary to charity. Cynic in me can't avoid notion that it's an FFP move.1/31/2013, 8:39:59 PM
James Tyler @JamesTylerESPN
Or as some note, it's a means to avoiding heavy taxation in France. If it persuaded Depardieu to defect... #Beckham #PSG1/31/2013, 8:44:58 PM
Paul Carr @PCarrESPN
When David Beckham made his pro debut on Sept. 23, 1992, new teammate Lucas was 41 days old.1/31/2013, 5:52:06 PM
37 - David Beckham is currently the oldest outfield player in Ligue 1 (37 years, 8 months). Wisdom.1/31/2013, 8:31:46 PM
Tom Sunderland @TomSunderland_
David Beckham has actually won more major trophies in his profesional career (18) than #PSG have in a 42-year history (17). @InfostradaLive1/31/2013, 7:34:34 PM
Neil Ashton @neilashton_
People wondering how Beckham will cross the English Channel to play for PSG. Apparently he's just going to walk across the water.1/31/2013, 6:18:09 PM
Did David Beckham make the right move in choosing PSG?
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