David Beckham’s extended loan spell has seen the MLS paid £6.8 million in compensation.
The England international is currently on the books of LA Galaxy but is playing on loan in Italy with AC Milan. He’s due to return to the US in July.
Beckham will be allowed to terminate his contract with the American side at the end of the 2009 season when it’s expected that he’ll return to Milan.
Many players, such as Beckham are contracted to the MLS rather than individual clubs and MLS commissioner Don Garber said:
We asked for $10 million, we got our $10 million.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player is believed to have part-funded his move to Milan himself.
Since returning to Europe, Beckham has moved back into contention as a major player for England, who are coached by former Milan coach Fabio Capello.
It’s still my opinion he should never have gone. I appreciate he wants to play internationally, but he was more than a player for the Galaxy – he was an ambassador for Football.