Beckham will join Kaka and Ronaldinho in Milan as he attempts to keep his England career afloat. The Galaxy season ends this weekend, and Becks needs only two more appearances to become England’s most-capped outfield player, taking him past Bobby Moore, who played 108 times for his country.
After Fabio Capello stated that Beckham was not going to be considered for the Spain friendly next February because he was not in a competitive environment, Beckham needed to find a place to train over the winter. And Milan will work from both a soccer and fashion sense.
The 2009 Major League Soccer season is due to start in April, so Beckham’s loan move would only be short-term, but he will be eligible to play for Milan both domestically and in the UEFA Cup.
Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti said he would welcome Beckham’s arrival.”For me, it will be a pleasure. Beckham is a serious athlete, a great professional,” he stated. “If he’ll be available for us, we’ll be very happy.”
LA Galaxy, who had previously insisted that Beckham would not be able to move to another club on loan during their close season, will play exhibition matches in Australia and New Zealand in December, which will be Beckham’s last appearances before heading off to Milan.
With his England career on the line and the 2010 World Cup still two years away, you have to wonder whether the 33-year-old is getting ready to end his time in MLS.