Beckham’s return to AC Milan confirmed

November 2, 2009

David Beckham will tread a familiar path once the MLS season is over, joining AC Milan on loan again for a five-month loan spell from January.

Milan have just announced the deal on their website (just in Italian for now), meaning any lingering hopes Premier League clubs had of changing the England midfielder’s mind have finally been dashed.

Milan sound thrilled:

“We are very happy to David Beckham in the red and black shirt again after the splendid experience of last season,” Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani told www.acmilan.com.

“We are sure that this period in Europe will help the player to take part in the next World Cup and then to continue his career at Los Angeles Galaxy, whom we thank for their help.”

Beckham’s main target is obviously the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, as the Milan chief hints. Wonder if he’ll be on the plane…

PHOTO: Los Angeles Galaxy’s David Beckham walks on the field during Game 1 of their MLS Cup western conference semifinal soccer playoff series against Chivas USA in Carson, California, November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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I’m not sure a return to the Premier League was ever on the cards. This was one of the worst kept secrets in football.

Posted by dave dee | Report as abusive

You’re probably right. I was just thinking back to a recommendation I made on the blog recently, saying Liverpool should move heaven and earth to sign him (in the absence of Gary McAllister).

http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2009/10/ 22/wheres-the-new-gary-mcallister-when-l iverpool-need-him/

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

You guys are quick. Finally it has been done, because I remember reading Adriano Galliani was saying on Friday that there will be an announcement in a few hours or something. It took two days before the announcement came about.

i think Capello would be mightly mean to leave him out now given Beckham has engineered two loans just to impress the coach and risked the wrath of Galaxy at the same time.

Posted by Mark | Report as abusive

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go milan..milan..campeooone..!!!play with beckham it same like to drink a water…

Posted by adit | Report as abusive

I really admire David Beckham’s attitude towards continuous training. He really really wants to be on the England team for the World Cup. Might I suggest that he transfer to Liverpool to augment Gerrard and Torres? Considering that the Reds are literally and figuratively a one horse carriage with Torres?

Posted by luis | Report as abusive