PSG's Beckham swoop a timely boost for French game

His arrival is good news for the French domestic game after a month in which many leading players have departed, with the money on offer in destinations such as Russia and the English Premier League too good to turn down for those not lucky enough to be on the books of wealthy PSG.

updated: February 01, 2013 10:13 IST
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Paris: Make no mistake about it, David Beckham's move to Paris Saint-Germain may look like a publicity stunt by a club desperate to raise its international profile, but it's also a timely boost to the French domestic game.

In footballing terms, there is no real sense in PSG's decision to sign the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder, who turns 38 in May and becomes the oldest outfield player in Ligue 1.

He has only agreed to a five-month contract with the Ligue 1 leaders and admits that it will take several weeks before he is "up to speed" and ready to play.

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