‘‘For his after-career conversion, it’s important to have links with major actors in the world of sports,’’ said Satin. And Qatar is certainly one. It has poured money into PSG, drawing major names like striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. It also funds the satellite network Al Jazeera, which could provide Beckham with a platform. And then there’s the World Cup.
In the end, though, Satin said the clue to Beckham’s thinking may be as simple as the eternal draw of Paris.
‘‘PSG has become a glamorous club, a pretty nice club in a beautiful city,’’ said Bruno Satin, an agent. ‘‘It’s just two hours on the Eurostar (train) from London.’’
AP Sports Writer Rob Harris contributed to this report from London.
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