Football: Paris St Germain chairman wants Beckham to extend contract for another year

PARIS (REUTERS) - Paris St Germain chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi wants former England captain David Beckham to extend his contract with the French football club for another year.

"We are going to talk with him about it. But frankly, we really want to keep him with us next season," he told French sports daily L'Equipe on Monday.

Beckham, 37, joined the wealthy French side as a free agent in January on a five-month deal and said he was considering a second season at the club.

"He's fantastic, on and off the pitch. Signing David has been one of my best decisions," al-Khelaifi said.

"He's outstanding as a person, as a player, as an ambassador. He has really made an impact in this squad. Everybody loves him."

Beckham has started once in five league appearances so far with PSG, who top the French Ligue 1 table on 61 points - seven clear of second-placed Olympique Marseille with eight games left.