Football legend and former England captain David Beckham is set to be a shareholder with a 10% stake in National League club Salford City.
Beckham, 43, will become a part-owner alongside former Manchester United team-mates Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt.
The ‘Class of 92’ now own 60% of the club, with the remaining 40% being held by Singapore businessman Peter Lim.
Beckham already owns American club Inter Miami, who will join Major League Soccer in 2020.
Salford are third in the fifth tier of English football and promotion this season would see them reach the Football League for the first time in their history.
“It is a really special club with a special group of people,” said Beckham, who joined United as a youth player and played 11 seasons for the first team, winning the treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1998-99.
“My early years in Manchester were all spent in Salford. I grew up there in many ways so to be able to finally join the lads and the club today is a great feeling.
“Salford City has achieved so much success in a short space of time, the fans are incredible and I’m really excited to be spending more time in Salford again.”
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