I don't mind if I'm here to sell shirts! Becks admits star appeal helped clinch PSG deal
12:24 GMT, 1 March 2013
12:28 GMT, 1 March 2013
David Beckham has openly admitted that his move to Paris St Germain hinged on his ability to sell shirts.
The former England captain joined the French giants in January before making his debut against Marseille on Sunday.
And speaking on Canal Plus show Grande Journal on Thursday night, Beckham revealed one of his main jobs is now to shift club merchandise.
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'If I can help to sell lots of shirts, no problem,' said Beckham. 'It's great to see so many people wearing my shirt.
'In most of the clubs where I've been, I heard the same thing, that I've come to sell shirts.'
Meanwhile, Beckham, who was busy endearing himself to the French public with an appearance alongside the legendary Zinedine Zidane on Thursday, expects Cristiano Ronaldo to be at his best when he returns to Old Trafford with Real Madrid next week.
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The Spanish champions travel to Manchester United for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday and Beckham, who was replaced by Ronaldo at United and eventually in Madrid, believes the atmosphere will inspire the Portuguese on his first appearance at the club since his 2009 departure.
'When you go back, you enjoy the occasion, of course, and I am sure it will inspire Cristiano,' said Beckham, who first played against United when with AC Milan in 2010, seven years after leaving.
'Many things inspire great players and him going back will be a special night for him. 'The fans love him and it will be a great occasion.'