Los Angeles Galaxy captain, David Beckham, has confirmed that he will join AC Milan in January on loan.
He has emphasized the fact he will return back to the Galaxy before the 2009 MLS season begins. This means he will leave Milan with games left on the schedule for the club. The MLS season begins at the end of March or beginning of April while Milan plays until late May.
AC Milan is considered one of the top clubs in Italy as well as European football with a roster filled with talent. Ronaldinho was the big off-season acquisition from Barcelona during the summer. His Brazilian wing-mate Kaka was voted the top player in Europe two seasons ago.
The club suffered last season missing out on Champions League qualification and has obviously turned their attention on regaining a top spot in Serie A.
Meanwhile, David Beckham has tried to take his team to the top but failed miserably this season as the Galaxy finished last alongside the expansion team San Jose Earthquakes.
Beckham wishes to rejoin the England national team as a regular during winter and coach Fabio Capello has emphasized that his players must be fit and in-form if they want to play. And joining Milan should do that for him.
The question will be whether Beckham can find himself playing regulary for Milan.
At 33 it looks like he is looking toward leading England into the 2010 World Cup for one last time until he finally will call it quits. By going to Milan it will take his best form to play in the lineup and will hopefully allow him to play for his country.
Could this continue into the end of the 2009 season as well? Most likely it will unless Capello makes exceptions.
Who won't be looking forward to watching three great players playing together on one team?