David Beckham will return to the LA Galaxy team, after AC Milan failed to agree a deal over a transfer.
AC Milan had a £5m bid for the 33-year-old English player rejected last week and under Major League Soccer rules, they had to agree a permanent move by Friday.
Beckham’s loan spell at the Serie A club proved successful after Beckham became a regular for Milan since his arrival in January. Now he faces a return to the US with his loan move ending on the 8th March.
Beckham made the loan move to assist him maintain a place in the England squad, as a result Beckham equalled Bobby Moore’s outfield appearance record against Spain in midweek. He hopes to extend his international career but will see the breakdown of this deal as a stumbling block as he will not be playing the same standard of football on a regular basis in the MLS.
LA Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena:
Today’s deadline imposed by Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber regarding a resolution of David Beckham’s potential transfer to AC Milan has passed and we did not receive an acceptable offer for the player.
As a result, David remains an LA Galaxy player and we look forward to having him back with the club starting 9th March.