The former Paris SG player David Beckham will lend his image to the Emirate for 178 million euros.
Now the owner of the Inter Miami club that is languishing at the bottom of the MLS ranking after five matches played (four defeats and a draw), David Beckham has signed an imaging contract with Qatar for a very long time since the agreement covers fifteen years, says the Daily Telegraph.
The “Spice Boy” should pocket 178 million euros or a nice check of 11.8 million euros per year in exchange for exploiting his image.
Beckham, who joined Paris SG, owned by Qatar Sports Investments, at the end of his career in January 2013, had participated several times in events organized by the host country of the World Cup (November 21-December 18).
The 46-year-old former midfielder did not participate in the World Cup draw last Friday in the Qatari capital, but he visited the Paris SG Football Academy.
Amnesty International warned Beckham in 2021
According to the Daily Telegraph, the opening on the spot of a branch of UNICEF, an organization with which he has been engaged for several years, facilitated the agreement between the two parties.
At the end of October 2021, when a rapprochement between Beckham and Qatar was discussed, the former international was warned by Amnesty International, which denounced human rights abuses in that country.
“Qatar’s human rights record is troubling, from the country’s longstanding mistreatment of migrant workers to its restrictions on freedom of expression and the criminalization of same-sex relations,” warned the organization’s representative in Britain, Sacha Deshmukh, while referring to “some welcome reforms.”
“More needs to be done to ensure that this World Cup leaves a positive legacy and transforms the human rights situation in Qatar,” the official added.