Rumors Beckham In Talks With China Club For More Than $400K A Week
David Beckham "is in talks with a Chinese Super League club," and a contract with Shanghai Shenhua "would earn Becks £250,000 ($404,000) a week and £20M ($32.3M) in merchandising deals," according to Katie Hind of THE PEOPLE. The move is being "personally masterminded by TV's pop idol mogul Simon Fuller, a close pal and business associate of the Beckhams." The deal would give Beckham, 37, and his wife, Victoria, "the chance to sell their brands in a nation of nearly one-and-a-half billion people." A source said, "He has cracked Europe and America, he now has the chance to become huge in China and the Far East. This is a huge decision for him. While David wants one final challenge in football, a move to China is about more than that. It will push Brand Beckham to a whole new level" (THE PEOPLE, 12/30).