David Beckham: I’m Giving My Salary to Charity!

January 31, 2013 By:
David Beckham: I’m Giving My Salary to Charity!
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It’s a move that might earn this celeb stud the best person ever award…

News broke today that David Beckham had reached a deal with an overseas club where he would continue his career as a soccer star. But, most intriguing about the story is the fact that the tatted London native will donate his multi-million dollar salary to charity.

“My salary will go towards a local children's charity in Paris,” he said during a press conference.

A source close to the deal tells Hollyscoop that the decision to donate his paycheck to the needy kids in the city was a group decision from home.

“This is a family decision and they all felt it was the right thing to do,” the source says.

Victoria Beckham released the following statement on the deal:

Myself and the children are incredibly proud and supportive of David and we are excited about spending time as a family in Paris over the coming weeks.  We are passionate about supporting children's charities and donating to a local children's charity in Paris is something we are delighted to do."

After weeks of uncertainty about the future of his career, Beckham has signed with France-based club Paris Saint-Germain. According to People, the club has been interested in adding him to their roster for over a year.

“I consider myself to be part of this club in the future – in helping this club to grow … in helping the French league to grow and,” he told reporters, “also helping this club to be one of the biggest powerhouses in football.”

Despite playing for the French team, the family will remain based in London where the children attend school.

This ends a six-year run for Beckham in an L.A. Galaxy uniform. His contract with the MLS league team is due to expire on June 30.

As we previously reported, among the slew of career options that David could pursue was the opportunity to become a part owner of the Los Angeles squad. No word on whether or not that is still a possibility moving forward…