AC Milan have secured the services of David Beckham until the end of the season after finally agreeing with LA Galaxy on a ‘timeshare’-like loan deal, according to BBC Sport.
Beckham will continue to play for Milan until the summer and will rejoin LA Galaxy on the 15th July 2009. The former Manchester United star will then appear for Galaxy until the end of the MLS season at which point he will rejoin AC Milan on loan in November 2009, where he will stay until July 2010 and return to LA Galaxy yet again on a new deal.
The deal means that Beckham has increased his chances of making a fourth successive World Cup for England, a feat achieved only by Sir Bobby Charlton previously.
AC Milan president Adriano Galliani remains tight-lipped about the deal, telling press: “There are no updates but I am more optimistic. The Galaxy and us are going back and forward with corrections to the documents but we should be there although it’s not official.”
“We are on the right path. The crucial day for the signing could be today, tomorrow or Monday. But the important thing is that Beckham is here and that playing for Milan.”
However, Rossoneri manager Carlo Ancelotti reportedly told Sky Sports: “We are happy, very, very happy,”
Beckham joined LA Galaxy in January 2007 under much fanfare before moving to AC Milan on a loan deal only to stay fit whilst the MLS took a break from the competitive season. The 33-year-old star has since impressed many with his displays at the San Siro whilst netting two goals in nine Serie A games.
Source: BBC Sport, Sky Sports
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