David Ginola dropped by the Soccer AM studio to discuss David Beckham at PSG

Last Updated: 19/03/13 10:21am

David Ginola returning to the Soccer AM studios

David Beckham is already becoming a big hit at Paris St Germain, former Spurs winger David Ginola told Soccer AM.

Ginola, now 46, swapped PSG for Newcastle in 1995 - signalling the start of a legendary career in England that included spells with the Magpies, Tottenham, Villa and Everton.

The likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic have already joined big-spending PSG and Ginola has had a front-row seat for Beckham's arrival.

The former France international told Soccer AM: "When I saw that David Beckham had signed, I was invited to the first game against Marseille, called Le Classique. They are big rivals in France.

"He went on for 20 minutes and after the game, came out in his suit and we had a bit of a chat. I said to him 'David, you have to understand something. Before you, there was only one David and that was me! So you have to be as good as possible.'

"He's a very cool guy. He's a great footballer, a great professional. A lot of people are concerned about his fitness as he's 37 because it's complicated.

"It's interesting because normally in France, you have French players going to play elsewhere but now in Paris you have players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Lucas Moura and Beckham.

"Beckham had a fantastic press conference, where we heard his wages would be donated to charity. That's the first time we've had something like that and it's just amazing."

Speculation continues over the future of Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney, with PSG just one of several clubs rumoured to be hoping to snare his services for next season.

Ginola joked: "I heard Leonardo say that there is no interest in Wayne Rooney, so if they say there's no interest then I think he's going to sign for next season!"