David Beckham follows 'Class of 92' by becoming shareholder of Salford City

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Salford City have announced that David Beckham is set to take a 10% stake in National League club Salford City.

The ‘Class of 92’ are part-owners with Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, along with Beckham now set to own 60% of the club.

Singapore businessmen Peter Lime owns the other 40%.

After the news was announced, Beckham explained why Salford means so much to him

"It is a really special club with a special group of people," said Beckham.

"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."

Salford are currently third in the National League, just one point behind Leyton Orient and Solihull Moors.

Promotion to League Two would see them reach the Football League for the first time in their history.

Since the 'Class of 92' bought the club in 2014, Salford has been promoted four times and redeveloped their ground.

And the club have admitted that they're delighted that Beckham is now on board.

"From the very beginning we wanted David to be involved and be with us on this incredible journey however circumstances and commitments didn't allow that," the club said in a statement.

"Now the time is right and it is another exciting time in Salford City's history."

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