Monday, September 23, 2019

Beckham set to take pay cut for Milan move

David Beckham is reportedly set to agree to a salary cut in order to secure the move from LA Galaxy to AC Milan, according to BBC Sport.

The former England captain is set to complete his loan deal at the Serie A giants on the 9th March where he will then return to the United States to the MLS club. However, Beckham has publicly reiterated his desire to remain in MIlan where has impressed in his short time in Italy, scoring twice in eleven games. 

Beckham told press in Doha, where Milan recently played a friendly:  “I have spent two-and-a-half months with one of the biggest clubs in the world, some of biggest players in world and one of best coaches in the world and so far it has been an incredible experience.

“I have already expressed that I want to stay here, negotiations are still going on and hopefully it will be sorted out in the next few days and I can carry on playing my football in AC Milan.”

Negotiations between the two clubs have been ongoing for weeks but the upcoming deadline for Beckham to return is said to have intensified the talks, with Galaxy adamant that Beckham will return to the club.

The 33-year-old midfielder has been named in the club’s 24-man roster for the forthcoming MLS season and Galaxy boss Bruce Arena has told press that expects Beckham to return after the deal is completed. 

“There’s nothing that’s been stated publicly that he’s leaving,” Arena said. “No-one has said he’s leaving. We’ve been consistent from the start. We have players out on loan. We expect them to be back on March 9.

“We expect Landon Donovan to be back March 9 (from a loan spell with Bayern Munich). We expect David Beckham to be back. If something changes, we’ll react to that the proper way.”

Beckham signed a five-year contract deal with LA Galaxy in January 2007, but moved to AC Milan in January 2009 in order to keep fit and improve his chances of selection for the England squad under Fabio Capello. One possible suggestion that has been raised is for Beckham to stay at Milan until the end of the Serie A season, before returning to Galaxy for the remainder of the MLS season where he would then move to Milan on a permanent basis in November 2009. 

Source: BBC Sport

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