David Beckham has joined his former Manchester United teammates in becoming an investor for Salford City
The former England captain has purchased a 10% stake of Salford and will work alongside his Class of 92 teammates Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary and Phil Neville.
The National League side was taken over by the Class of 92 and Singapore businessman Peter Lim, who also owns an 82% stake of La Liga giants Valencia, in 2014.
Since then, Salford have won promotion three times in the last four years and currently sit third in the National League as they bid to make the final step to the English Football League for next season.
And now they have received a further boost by the arrival of Beckham, who will combine the role with his duties as co-owner of new MLS team Inter Miami CF.
“It’s a proud moment for me to join Peter Lim and the Class of 92 lads as an owner of Salford City FC,” Beckham told the club website.
“It’s a really special club and a special group of people. 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.”
In a joint statement, the Class of 92 welcomed Beckham’s arrival and stated they had always wanted him on board.
“From the very beginning, we wanted David to be involved and be with us on this incredible journey,” said the Class of 92.
“However, circumstances and commitments didn’t allow that.
“Now the time is right and is another exciting time in Salford City’s history. We grew up in Salford, carved our careers here and that’s why we are doing what we are doing at Salford City.
“We have grown to love this club and the fans and we would like to welcome David to the club and to becoming part of the Salford City family.”
Beckham’s purchase of a 10% stake of Salford still awaits final approval from the English FA and its regulations.
— Salford City FC (@SalfordCityFC) January 23, 2019