Former Manchester United star, David Beckham, has reportedly accepted a deal £150million to become the face of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The 46-year-old allegedly signed the deal worth £15million a year, over the next decade, to become the country’s ambassador.
The Sun UK quoted a source as saying:
“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 spokeswoman for Beckham also 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.”