- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On October 22, 2008
- 6 Comments
- AC Milan, David Beckham, Loan
It seems the David Beckham loan to AC Milan this winter has some serious steam going into the end of the MLS season. Its a sticky situation though, can the league and the Galaxy get away with allowing Beckham to go across the pond for a loan deal to a club that would rather just buy him out of his contract and sign him for their own?
Its tough, we know Beckham is looking to keep playing in order to secure a spot in Fabio Capello’s England line up now that the Galaxy season is over with no post season in sights.
“Will he arrive?” Adriano Galliani asked rhetorically, according to the AC Milan Web site. “I believe so, yes. He will stay here at Milan on loan for some months, we are talking about it with his agent.”
Its a move to stay in shape for Beckham and I honestly believe he won’t perminently leave MLS and LA for Milan. I honestly believe he enjoys living in LA and doing everything American that he and his family possibly can. Plus there is his wife who enjoys the Hollywood spotlight.
So leaving MLS and LA isn’t going to happen until he retires from the game. So let’s end the discussion on him going to Milan for good.
The main question is can the league really afford to allow their highest paid player to be on loan in Italy during the winter for a couple months? Training with a club to stay in shape is one thing but to get a full loan and play games here and there is another. With Beckham not being the healthiest person it seems like a very risky idea.
So what does the league do? Allow Beckham to go to a club that has plans to keep him for good or find a way to just get him to go for a little while to stay in shape? How do you all see this playing out?