David Beckham joins former Manchester United teammates as Salford Metropolis shareholder | Soccer


David Beckham is about to take a 10 p.c stake in Salford Metropolis alongside his former Manchester United teammates Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt.

Gary Neville headed a information convention Wednesday to verify that Beckham would take an equal shareholding within the Nationwide League membership to his fellow “Class of 92” graduates from the United youth system, topic to ratification from the Soccer Affiliation.

Singaporean businessman Peter Lim stays the biggest single shareholder at Salford, with 40 p.c.

“We needed to announce it on our phrases,” Neville mentioned, flanked by his different ex-United colleagues at a briefing Beckham was unable to attend.

“We all know there is a course of to undergo and we will not be presumptuous that he shall be accepted.

“David will attend a recreation on the earliest doable alternative because the FA do their due diligence with the method.

“We don’t know the way lengthy it can take. We have utilized at present. The FA are seeing the documentation for the primary time at present.

“David has signed the types however it’s a must to enter the method to find out match and correct possession.”

Beckham, 43, is already actively concerned in membership possession in the USA as an investor within the MLS enlargement franchise Inter Miami, which is because of begin enjoying within the 2020 season.

“It is a proud second for me to hitch Peter Lim and the Class of ’92 lads as an proprietor of Salford Metropolis FC,” the previous England captain mentioned in an announcement on Salford’s official web site.

“It is a actually particular membership and a particular group of individuals. My early years in Manchester had been all spent in Salford. I grew up there in some ways so to have the ability to lastly be part of the lads and the membership is a superb feeling.”

Giggs, Scholes, Butt and the Nevilles took cost at Moor Lane in 2014 and have overseen three promotions in 4 seasons, with Salford now pushing for a spot within the Soccer League.

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