PSG signing David Beckham again proved himself a canny businessman with his move last week.

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star Becks is donating his PSG salary, estimated at about £3m over a five-month contract, to a children's charity in Paris.

But analysts say that Beckham, who is already worth more than £160m, will still profit from massive image rights payments.

If Beckham had been paid a salary, he could have ended up being taxed by as much as 75 per cent by France's Socialist ­Government. But earnings from marketing are taxed at just 30 per cent, says the Daily Star Sunday.