Media circus greets Beckham arrival at Paris Saint-Germain
PARIS (AFP) - David Beckham began to settle in to his new surroundings on Wednesday afternoon, as he trained at his new club Paris Saint-Germain's base for the first time.
The arrival of the 37-year-old Englishman at the Camp des Loges training ground in the French capital's western suburbs attracted the kind of media circus that only somebody of his superstar status can.
While one hundred journalists from all over the world were permitted to attend the session, supporters were kept out of an event that shattered the usual tranquility of Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
"What a circus this is for an old man," raged a cyclist as he struggled to fight his way through the crowds. The small car park next to the training ground was unusually full, forcing television trucks to park by the side of the road.