Beckham coming to London
David Beckham is moving back to London to finish his career, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.
But the 37-year-old will not be joining one of London’s many football clubs: instead, he is set to use the city as a base while playing for Paris St Germain, just a short Eurostar ride away.
The paper reports that David and Victoria Beckham have chosen a school in London for their children, citing a source close to the family saying that the Beckhams’ families are “delighted” that the famous couple are moving back to Britain.
Apparently the Mirror knows the school chosen, but says that, “we are not naming it so pupils are not distracted by fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the superstars on the school run.”
That sort of comment usually means you’re safe to infer that the whole thing is made up, but considering that the Mirror has splashed the story all over its front page it seems likely that there is some truth in it.
The Mirror’s source claims that “a move to Paris would be ideal” for Beckham, suggesting that a long-rumoured £200,000-a-week contract with Qatari-backed Paris St Germain is in the offing.
But there is said to be no doubt that he is heading home. “Wherever he ends up playing football, the family’s base will remain in London,” the story reports, adding that Beckham will announce his new club at the end of the January transfer window.
The Sun reports that Cristiano Ronaldo could be on his way back to Manchester United for as little as £60 million, despite the Portuguese star’s £122m buy-out clause.
“If Ronaldo genuinely wants to leave, then Real’s asking price will tumble,” the paper reports, claiming that the fee would be workable as United would be able to use Nani and David de Gea as makeweights.