David Beckham going to China to play ball will net him a minimum of a £250,000-a-week pay packet and an additional £20million in merchandising deals. However, a Dec. 31 report says it is unlikely he will do the deal.
The great English footballer is one of the most recognizable athletes on the planet. This is mainly the reason why his recent talks with a Chinese Super League club is drawing a lot of attention.
It would take Brand Beckham – already worth £190 million – to world domination.
British entrepreneur Simon Fuller is said to be the mastermind of the potential move to China. Fuller is a close friend and a bussiness associate to the Beckhams.
The deal would also give David, 37, and his wife the opportunity to sell their brands in the vast Chinese nation.
On Sunday, an online British publication said that a source close to David allegedly told the Sunday People:
“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."
This possible move comes after David recently revealed that he was ending his nearly six year stay with LA Galaxy.
Media commentator Mark Borkowski, believes a move to China will dramatically boost the Beckham brand.
“The Beckham brand, or dynasty as it is now, will always have huge impact while David can play football.
So if he can have an impact in China it is a great move. I’m sure he’s looking for the best deal in his autumnal playing years.
It is a very smart move indeed. Simon Fuller is no fool and his team are great so they will be thinking about this carefully.”