Whatever people say about David Beckham, one thing is for sure. The guy is an international star, and every move he makes creates headlines around the world.
When it was announced that he had signed for Paris Saint-Germain on a five-month contract, I was surprised. I had thought that he was going to sign with them last year before he changed his mind and signed another contract with the LA Galaxy.
When the Galaxy won the MLS for the second year in a row, it was clear that Beckham was ready for the next challenge in what has turned into an extraordinary career.
He has been incredibly successful throughout his career. He was part of one of the greatest Manchester United sides of all time. He is still popular in Spain, which admired his work rate and tenacity that can sometimes be lacking in La Liga, and led the Galaxy to the most successful period in the team's history.
So why PSG?
Well, they are certainly a club on the rise. After being taken over, they have been one of the biggest spenders in European football over the last 18 months. They are currently on top of what is proving to be one of the closest title races in Europe this season and have great players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the roster.
What can Beckham bring to the table?
Despite reaching the last stage of his career, Beckham is still a very good footballer. He is still one of the best passers today, and his crosses will be bread and butter to Ibrahimovic.
He also brings the experience that might help PSG cross the line. He has won league titles in England, Spain and America and knows what it takes to win trophies. He also enjoys an excellent relationship with manager Carlo Ancelotti and sporting director Leonardo after working with them during his two loan spells at Milan.
The fact that Beckham is donating all of his wages to charity during his time at the club adds to what is already a great story.
Beckham deserves a grandstand finish to his career, and he might just get it under the bright lights of Paris.
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