David Beckham to release picture book in October
LONDON (REUTERS) - Former England soccer captain David Beckham will release a picture book in October featuring images from his playing career in a deal with a United Kingdom (UK) publishing unit of French media company Lagardere.
The ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder, who retired from football in May after a brief spell with French club Paris St Germain, is expected to release the book on Oct 31 with Lagardere's UK-based Headline Publishing Group.
Headline's non-fiction publishing director, Jonathan Taylor, bought the world rights in a deal with the 38-year-old's management company XIX Entertainment for a book the publisher said will be a personal celebration of his playing days.
"David Beckham is, without a doubt, the most universally recognised and popular sports person on the planet, and this gorgeous book will be a superb way for his millions of fans around the world to celebrate David's remarkable achievements within football," Taylor said in a statement.