David Beckham will only be joining Paris Saint Germain until the end of the season.
The iconic midfielder broke the hearts of clubs around the world when he opted to sign for Ligue 1 leaders PSG.
The deal smacks of showbiz, and it is debatable as to how much sporting impact Beckham can achieve in such a short stint.
At the press conference to confirm his arrival at the Parc des Princes however, Becks was keen to highlight the footballing aspects of his move to PSG.
"I don't see that it's a short-term contract. It might be a short-term project for me playing but there's a lot happening at this club with these owners,” he said.
“I might have only signed until the end of the season but I consider myself to be part of the future of this club – in helping this club to grow and the French league to grow and to help this club become one of the biggest powerhouses in football."
While it is easy to cock a snook at Beck’s odd decision to join PSG for just five months, his decision to donate his wages from the deal to charity can only be lauded.
Explaining his heart-warming gesture, Becks said: "We've decided on something that's quite unique. I won't receive any salary: we've decided my salary will go towards a local children's charity in Paris and that's one of the things we're very excited and proud to do.
"It's something I'm not sure has been done before but I'm passionate about children and the charity, so we came together and it's something special."