David Beckham has reportedly signed a £180million sponsorship deal with Qatar for his new football club Inter Miami. According to reports, a 'secret deal' has been in the works for the last couple of weeks after talks were reportedly held between the football star and his agent David Gardner.
A source told The Sun: "This deal wipes the floor with previous sponsorship deals. Becks and his agent David Gardner have been incredibly hands-on, determined to get the best terms possible.
"Qatar is keen to drive investments overseas to improve and soften its image. Miami and the Beckham brand fits perfectly with this."
As a return on their investment, Qatar will see their logo brandished on all of the football club's kit and merchandise as well as taking centre stage at their Miami stadium. The Qatar Foundation sponsored Spanish giants Barcelona for two seasons.
Beckham's club have come under scrutiny over the last couple weeks as they lost a legal battle with Inter Milan over the trademarked 'Inter' name.
The name, Inter Miami CF, chosen for the outfit by the former England captain and his partners did not go down well with the historic Serie A club, with the Italian side claiming that the term “Inter” is synonymous with its club and no one else.
Inter Miami are scheduled to play the first home game in club history on the 14th of March against LA Galaxy after opening with back-to-back road matches at LAFC and DC United.