David Beckham may be staying in Italy and stay with Italian team AC Milan who he just might take to the championships.
To keep the 33-year-old English hunk on Italian soil, AC Milan’s general manager Adriano Galliani is doing everything he can to negotiate a deal and make him stay for awhile. He told the PBA:
“Beckham’s lawyers are talking to the Los Angeles Galaxy, who are the rightful owners of his registration. If they show themselves to be ready to look at a deal, we would be really happy to do so.”
“We are looking to get him either on loan until the end of the season or on a permanent basis. Otherwise, with the greatest regret from everyone – starting with me – Beckham will have to go.”
Meanwhile, Galaxy owners want David back before the start of their season, but he has an escape clause that could allow him to end his five-year contract early. The LA Times reports:
“Milan will do everything to have Beckham even after March. It is clear that it’s our wish to have him until the end of the season [May 31] or on a permanent deal.”
The Galaxy has insisted that Beckham must return by March 9 for the beginning of the Major League Soccer season, and Galliani admitted that the MLS club is fully within its rights in doing so.
“There’s always a hope, but contracts should be honored,” he said. “If the Galaxy wants to talk, we would be very happy to try. But . . . they are in the right. Beckham must return to America on March 9. Let’s wait.
Enjoy the pictures of David Beckham playing for AC Milan!