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Beckham ‘unlikely to play’ in Paris next season

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-05-11

International football star David Beckham is not expected to renew his contract with Paris Saint-Germain after his five-month stint with the French club, according to a popular French sports daily.

British football megastar David Beckham will likely leave Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the end of the season, according to a popular French sports newspaper.

Despite the French club’s previously stated interest to keep the world-famous midfielder for another season, an unnamed source told daily L’Equipe that Beckham was “not expected to renew his five-month contract.”

Beckham, 38, has made a solid contribution but has struggled to shine since joining PSG in January, having failed to score and making just one assist while wearing the iconic Parisian jersey.

Nevertheless, he has been praised for his leadership in helping the club consolidate its lead at the top of France’s Ligue 1 and promoting its image internationally.

The French sports daily mentioned high taxes on footballers’ salaries in France as a potential reason for Beckham’s expected exit.

Until now Beckham has donated his earnings to French charities, including tens of thousands of euros to the public Necker-Enfants children’s hospital in Paris.

Date created : 2013-05-11

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