England Manager Roy Hodgson wishes David Beckham well at Paris Saint-Germain
Roy Hodgson has wished David Beckham luck after the former England captain joined Paris Saint-Germain on a five-month deal.
The England Manager believes the January deadline day transfer will prove to be a good one for both the player and the club.
Hodgson said: “David made up his mind a while ago what he wanted to do with his life. It is a fantastic move and we wish him well.
“Let's hope he can be as big a success at PSG as he has been everywhere else.
“PSG are signing a very good player.”
Beckham has collected 115 caps for the Three Lions, a record for an outfield player, and he last played for his country against Belarus in October 2009.
Hodgson said he is fully aware of Beckham’s ability, having watched the midfielder impress for Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan and LA Galaxy over the years.
He added: “There is no point in discussing David's availability.
“He is a footballing icon, not only in this country but all over the world. He is one of the most recognisable footballers anywhere. We are perfectly aware of who he is, what he is and what he has done.
“I am not prepared to go down the age route, or the hypothetical route. I just want to congratulate him on getting a move to a very fine club.”
Meanwhile, Beckham revealed his delight at joining the Paris giants where he will once again be coached by Carlo Ancelotti, a manager he knows well following a loan spell at AC Milan.
They Leytonstone-born star confirmed he will play without a salary at PSG, instead donating what he would have earned to a children's charity in Paris.
He said: "I'm very lucky. I'm 37 years old and I got a lot of offers, more now than I've probably had in my career. I'm very honoured by that.
"I chose Paris because I can see what the club are trying to do. I can see who the club are trying to bring in.
"It's an exciting city and now there's a club that's going to have a lot of success over the next 10, 20, 30 years.
"I'm very honoured I've been picked to be part of the future of PSG.”