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Beckham, who was available on a free transfer, had been mulling over around a dozen offers over the last month from clubs around the world, including Qatar and China.

He opted to join one of the highest-profile teams in world soccer. Over the past 18 months, PSG’s Qatari owners have spent about $350 million on transfers.

But the unrestricted spending power of Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, who first invested in PSG in 2011, has yet to pay off in trophies.

With a star-studded squad including striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, defender Thiago Silva and playmaker Javier Pastore, the team is currently ahead of Lyon at the top of the French standings on goal difference.