An announcement has been made by David Beckham which has come as a shock to many football fans; he is to hang up his Paris Saint Germaiparis saint germain football shirtn football shirt. Beckham only signed for Paris Saint Germain at the end of the transfer window in January 2013. The 38 year old only signed a five month deal to begin with, which sparked speculation about the footballer's career, he also revealed that his entire salary earned from P.S.G would go to a local charity. Football fans from around the world were hoping to see Beckham return to the Premier League, however Beckham decided the right move would be toward a Paris Saint Germain football shirt.

Rumours surfaced and it was said that the former England midfielder would be moving to Arsenal, the 35 year old was spotted by press training with Premier League side Arsenal. However Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger later spoke out and cleared speculation with his reply. He stated that "There's no speculation about signing or anything," David Beckham started playing football from a very young age; during his youth career he played for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Brimsdown Rovers and Manchester United. He then moved on to play for the Manchester United first team once he was the right age. Beckham impressed manager Sir Alex Ferguson from the word go. He became very comfortable with his midfield position, he was known for his fantastic free kicks, he played successfully for United for some years. Beckham, 35 and his wife, Victoria lived together in the UK with their first child Brooklyn, however there was a big change in store. In 2003 Manchester United claimed to have had many clubs interested in signing Beckham, they were keen to sell him to Barcelona but he had other ideas.

After many different transfer stories Real Madrid were the ones to offer the best price. The Spanish club paid £25 million for Beckham who agreed to the move. Because of the move he and his family decided to move abroad to be closer to his new team. Beckham spent a successful four years at Real Madrid playing alongside the likes of Zidane, Figo and Ronaldo before moving on once again to LA Galaxy. Beckham had been involved with LA Galaxy and the Major Soccer League but spoke about his desire to play there. David signed a 5 year contract with the club and he and his wife paid £18.2 million pounds for a new house in Beverly Hills. He played well at Galaxy but in 2008 was sent out on loan to AC Milan. He returned back to La Galaxy but was then loaned out again in 2010. Beckham's latest dream was to play in a Paris Saint Germain football shirt, he admired the French team and who would blame him with their recent form.

PSG are currently top of French ligue 1 with 77 points, some well-known players who wear the Paris Saint Germain football shirt include Ibrahimovich and Thiago Silva. After officially hanging up his Paris Saint Germain football shirt he also claimed that he would like to continue to have something to do with the club, PSG coach also admitted that he would love Beckham to stay with the club and take on another role such as something ambassadorial. Many football fans are shocked and upset that the former England player has announced his retirement. Other former England players and football legends such as Paul Scholes and Jamie Carragher have recently announced their retirement. David, Victoria, sons Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and daughter Harper are set to move to London permanently and the two Beckhams will now be concentrating on their commercial careers. We are sad to see Beckham go after becoming such as legend. Beckham enjoyed playing for his latest team Paris Saint Germain and admitted he thoroughly enjoyed playing in his Paris Saint Germain football shirt.

What are your opinions on David Beckham's retirement? Do you think he should have returned to the Premier League instead of moving to LA Galaxy from Real Madrid?

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