David Beckham has completed his move to French club Paris Saint-Germain, revealing he will not earn a salary at the club.

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Beckham arrives for his press conference

The 37-year-old has signed a five-month deal with the Ligue 1 leaders and rejected 12 lucrative offers from around the globe in favour of joining the Champions League knockout team in a philanthropic move.

"Throughout this time now I won't receive any salary, it will go towards a local children's charity in Paris and we're very excited and proud about that," Beckham explained at his press conference unveiling.

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A media scrum greeted Beckham's emergence

"I got offered more now than I've probably had in my career so I'm very honoured by that," Beckham said. "I chose Paris because I can see what the club are trying to do, it's an exciting city and now there is a club that is going to have a lot of success over the next 15 or 20 years."

"I don't see it as a short-term project but there is a lot that is happening at this club and I am 150% committed.

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    British football player David Beckham poses presenting his new jersey after a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham (C) poses with his new jersey flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (R) and PSG sports director Leonardo after a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham (L) gives a press conference flanked by Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and PSG Brazilian sport director Leonardo on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the Ligue 1 leader until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham (C) poses with his new jersey flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and PSG Brazilian sport director Leonardo during a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the Ligue 1 leader until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham (C) poses with his new jersey flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and PSG Brazilian sport director Leonardo during a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the Ligue 1 leader until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham poses presenting his new jersey after a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham poses presenting his new jersey after a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham (C) poses with his new jersey flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (R) and PSG sports director Leonardo after a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham (C) poses with his new jersey flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (R) and PSG sports director Leonardo after a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham (C) poses with his new jersey flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (R) and PSG sports director Leonardo after a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham poses presenting his new jersey after a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham poses presenting his new jersey after a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham (R) poses presenting his new jersey as PSG sports director Leonardo looks on after a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham poses presenting his new jersey flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (R) and PSG sports director Leonardo after a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham poses presenting his new jersey after a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham (C) arrives to pose with his new jersey flanked by PSG sports director Leonardo (L) and PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi after a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham (C) poses presenting his new jersey flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and PSG sports director Leonardo during a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham (C) poses presenting his new jersey flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and PSG sports director Leonardo during a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham (C) poses presenting his new jersey flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and PSG sports director Leonardo during a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint Germain until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Sports Director Leonardo, left, British soccer player David Backham, Paris Saint Germain's President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, right, walk through the PSG logo during a press conference, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. David Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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    British soccer player David Beckham, poses with his new jersey in front of the PSG logo while Sports Director Leonardo looks on during a press conference, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. David Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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    British soccer player David Backham, poses with his new jersey in front of the PSG logo during a press conference, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. David Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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    British soccer player David Backham, poses with his new jersey in front of the PSG logo during a press conference, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. David Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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    Paris Saint Germain's President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, left, British soccer player David Backham, and Sports Director Leonardo, right, pose with Backham's jersey during a press conference, in at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. David Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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    Paris Saint Germain's President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, left, British soccer player David Backham, and Sports Director Leonardo, right, pose with Backham's jersey during a press conference, in at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. David Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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    Sports Director Leonardo, left, British soccer player David Backham, and Paris Saint Germain's President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, right, walk through the PSG logo during a press conference, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. David Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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    Paris Saint Germain's President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, left, British soccer player David Backham, Sports Director Leonardo, right, pose with Backham's jersey during a press conference, in at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. David Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.(AP Photo/Benjamin Girette)

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    Sports Director Leonardo, left, British soccer player David Beckham, center, and Paris Saint Germain's President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, right, pose with Backham's jersey during a press conference, in at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. David Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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    Former England captain David Beckham gives a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on January 31, 2013, to announce that he joined the French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 31: International soccer player David Beckham attends the press conference for his PSG signing at Parc des Princes on January 31, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)

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    British soccer player David Backham smiles as he arrives at a press conference, in at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. David Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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    Former England captain David Beckham (L) gives a press conference flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (C) and PSG sports director Leonardo at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on January 31, 2013, to announce that he joined the French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former England captain David Beckham (L) gives a press conference flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (C) and PSG sports director Leonardo at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on January 31, 2013, to announce that he joined the French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Signs For Paris Saint-Germain

    PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 31: International soccer player David Beckham attends the press conference for his PSG signing at Parc des Princes on January 31, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)

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    Former England captain David Beckham (L) gives a press conference flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on January 31, 2013, to announce that he joined the French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Signs For Paris Saint-Germain

    PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 31: International soccer player David Beckham attends the press conference for his PSG signing at Parc des Princes on January 31, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)

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    Former England captain David Beckham (L) gives a press conference flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on January 31, 2013, to announce that he joined the French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Signs For Paris Saint-Germain

    PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 31: International soccer player David Beckham, Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Leonardo attend the press conference for his PSG signing at Parc des Princes on January 31, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)

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    Former England captain David Beckham (L) gives a press conference flanked by PSG Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (C) and PSG sports director Leonardo at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on January 31, 2013, to announce that he joined the French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Signs For Paris Saint-Germain

    PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 31: International soccer player David Beckham, Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Leonardo attend the press conference for his PSG signing at Parc des Princes on January 31, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)

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    Former England captain David Beckham gives a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on January 31, 2013, to announce that he joined the French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former England captain David Beckham gives a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on January 31, 2013, to announce that he joined the French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham speaks during a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on January 31, 2013 to announce that he joined Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football club. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the Ligue 1 leaders until the end of June, the club said. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British football player David Beckham speaks during a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on January 31, 2013 to announce that he joined Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football club. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the Ligue 1 leaders until the end of June, the club said. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former England captain David Beckham gives a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on January 31, 2013, to announce that he joined the French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 31: International soccer player David Beckham attends the press conference for his PSG signing at Parc des Princes on January 31, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)

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    British soccer player David Beckham, smiles during a press conference, in at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. David Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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    British soccer player David Backham, is seen during a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.(AP Photo/Benjamin Girette)

  • David Backham, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Leonardo

    British soccer player David Backham, left, speaks during a press conference whileParis Saint Germain's President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, center, and Sports Director Leonardo, right, sits next to him at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. David Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.(AP Photo/Benjamin Girette)

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    British football player David Beckham (L) shakes hands with PSG Brazilian sport director Leonardo as he leaves a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the Ligue 1 leader until the end of June. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham Signs For Paris Saint-Germain

    PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 31: International soccer player David Beckham, Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Leonardo attend the press conference for his PSG signing at Parc des Princes on January 31, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)

"I don't expect to come to this team and start every single game but as I said, I might have only signed a contract until the end of the season but I consider myself a part of helping this club in becoming one of the biggest powerhouses in football."

Beckham confirmed he had offers from the Premier League but his affinity with his first boyhood club was too strong to make the move.

"Every club I've played for throughout the world I've been successful with and I have a lot of history with Manchester United and I always said unless it was Manchester United I wouldn't want to play for any other Premier League team."

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Beckham emerges after having his medical

With Zlatan Ibrahimović PSG's talisman, Beckham could have a fight on his hands over free-kick responsibilities but was happy to leave it to the Swede.

"He's bigger than me," he laughed.

He hinted his contract would not be his last, adding "I want to continue playing as long as possible."

Beckham said his family would be staying in London because that is where his children will be going to school. And when asked about his French, he was self-deprecating.

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PSG will become the sixth club the former England captain's played for

"I haven't spoken French since I was at school so I'm definitely going to have to brush up on it. We've been working and talking about this deal for quite a while."

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