David Beckham is still a pretty good footballer, considering his age. He was also not the best player on his Major League Soccer team last season. He was probably the fifth best team on his Major League Soccer team. And he's headed to France, to sign for Champions League knockout stage participants Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG are owned by the Qatar Investment Authority and basically have infinity money. It seems highly unlikely that Beckham is taking a serious pay cut to join them. Multiple independent British outlets/journalists are running with this story, so it appears to be quite real and not a hilarious hoax.
David Beckham is on his way to Paris to complete the formalities of a move to Paris St Germain. #bbctransfernews— Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) January 31, 2013
David Bechkam having medical at PSG today before joining the French club— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) January 31, 2013
David Beckham having medical at Paris Saint Germain. Turned them down a year ago - now gets last chance in Champs Lge— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) January 31, 2013
Seriously, the 37-year-old David Beckham, who was not anywhere near the best player on his MLS team last season, is signing for a Ligue 1 and Champions League team. He's going to play with Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Everything ever is amazing.