David Beckham will NOT be staying with AC Milan after his loan move ends on March 9th.
The Los Angeles Galaxy issued a statement late on Friday night stating that AC Milan did not make an "acceptable offer" for Beckham, meaning he will be returning to the Galaxy next month rather than staying with the Italian club.
"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 and we look forward to having him back with the club starting March 9," Galaxy head coach and general manager Bruce Arena said in a statement released by the club.
Admit it, you never thought that would be the outcome of this situation, did you?
Graham Jones of the Los Angeles Times offers this detailed report on the situation, with the following statement from AEG president Tim Lieweke about the possibility of Milan coming back with another offer:
'They'll come back. Sure they will. But we owe it to our fans [not to consider it]. They've been reading all these stories and we lose credibility by the day. That's not fair. We owe it to Bruce and we owe it to the rest of the team."
"We're a month away from our season."
What do you think of this news? Still don't buy it? Think a $20 million offer from Milan would change Don Garber's mind? Think this news makes it that much more likely that Landon Donovan stays with Bayern Munich?
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