Re: 5 years $250million- THEY WERE KIDDING RIGHT?!!!!! Here's the breakdown as I understand it (via various reports): MLS pays: $400,000/yr. per Designated Player rules AEG is paying: $9 million/yr. (reported salary) The rest has to come from Beckham retaining 100% of his image rights: $44 million/yr. (reportedly) Add all that up and you have approx. $55 million/yr. * 5 years = $250 million over 5 years.