David Beckham to join AC Milan on loan

Posted by - October 22, 2008 - MLS & US

Goldenballs goes to Italy

The rumours have been about for a week or two, but I didn’t expect them to materialise into anything. AC Milan have announced that they have confirmed an agreement to take David Beckham on loan from LA Galaxy at the end of the MLS season.

Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani said: “Beckham has chosen Milan. He’ll stay here in Milan on loan for a few months. Our squad is ultra-competitive and it will remain this way but Beckham is something different and intriguing.”

It is a great move for Beckham. In terms of keeping his place in the England squad, playing football during the European season is vital. The potential for Beckham merchandise is also a great opportunity for the club (unfortunately they already have a number 7 – Alexandre Pato – and a number 23 – Massimo Ambrosini). Do you think this will benefit the Italian side in footballing terms?