The Los Angeles Galaxy have confirmed through their official website that David Beckham will be returning to Serie A and specifically, the San Siro in 2010. AC Milan has also reported the news on their website.
The 34-year-old spent a six-month spell with Milan last season and impressed with his performances for the club. He will again join the Italians on loan, and be able to feature from January until the end of the 2009-10 season.
"We are pleased to finalize David’s loan to AC Milan and we look forward to his return to the Galaxy after the 2010 World Cup," Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena said in a press release.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United star is desperate to return to Europe ahead of the World Cup 2010 in South Africa, in order to play competitive football and convince England coach Fabio Capello of his place in the squad.
'Becks' recently helped the LA Galaxy to finish first in the MLS Western Conference qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in four years. After the end of the MLS season, he plans on going to South Africa for the World Cup draw before going on vacation with his family. He will then join up with the Rossoneri squad before the new year.
"I need to give myself the best chance possible to make the World Cup
squad and playing for Milan on loan will help me to do that," Beckham
said in a statement released by the LA Galaxy. "I genuinely enjoyed my time at Milan and I look forward to
meeting the players and staff again. I'm thankful to Tim Leiweke and
Bruce Arena for allowing me this opportunity. I'm committed to LA
Galaxy and MLS in the long term and remain as passionate as ever about
growing the game of soccer in America. I'm completely focused on ending
this season on a high note with my club by winning the MLS Cup.
The player's contract with the LA Galaxy runs until 2011, thus he will return to the United States after the World Cup. Beckham will also be able eligible to play in the Champions League, should the Rossoneri qualify for the knock-out round.
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