The Sheikhs of Qatar are reported to have paid former Manchester United and Real Madrid star, David Beckham the sum of $300 million (150 million Pounds) to be unveiled as the face of the 2022 World Cup.
The British icon of football and fashion, co-owner of the club of the Major League International (Miami), has accepted the offer of the sheikhs of Qatar. It’s not a one-off and doesn’t just apply to next year’s World Cup. The offer is for a 10-year contract in which Beckham becomes global ambassador for Qatar̵’s sport, football in the country and the 2022 World Cup brand.
The amount that the English legend will receive is 300 million dollars – 30 million per year. According to reports this is the largest contract for this type of service ever signed in sport.
“David believes in Qatar’s commitment to progress and that the World Cup — the first to be held in the Arab world — can effect significant positive change.
“He strongly believes in the power of football to bridge differences but, crucially, has seen the progress on issues that matter.”
“By signing David, the hope is more westerners will be encouraged to see its beautiful beaches, vast expanses of sand dunes and incredible skyscrapers.” A source speaking to Sun UK said.
“David has always talked about the power of football as a force for good on many levels.
“As we reach the one year to go point he will join the wider football community that is coming together for the World Cup 2022 and he’s looking forward to what he thinks will be a great tournament.” A spokeswoman for David Beckham added.