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Media circus greets Beckham arrival at Paris Saint-Germain

Published on Feb 14, 2013 6:05 AM
Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham attends a training session on Feb 13, 2013 at the club's Camp des Loges training centre in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris. Beckham, PSG's latest prized signing, is taking part in his first full training session today, with the view to possibly making his debut in Feb 17's L1 match at Sochaux. -- PHOTO: AFP

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.

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