MLS confirms Beckham/Milan loan talks

MLS confirms Beckham/Milan loan talks

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MLS confirms Beckham/Milan loan talks



Major League Soccer commisioner Don Garber has confirmed that MLS is in talks with AC Milan about a potential short-term loan move for LA Galaxy star David Beckham, a move that would allow Beckham to spend a large part of the MLS offseason playing with the Italian giants.

"Discussions have taken place between AC Milan and the Los Angeles Galaxy regarding the possibility of a short-term loan agreement that would allow David Beckham to play for AC Milan during the MLS off season,” Garber said.

"Those discussions are ongoing. David remains an LA Galaxy player and will be here for the start of the 2009 MLS season."

Whether the Galaxy is in favor of such a move is another story.

Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena sounded less than enthused about a potential Milan loan for Beckham when interviewed by the Los Angeles Times.

"I would think (given) the position the Galaxy is in, and we’re rebuilding our team and trying to have a successful year, it would seem very odd to me if we were loaning out our top players at the start of the season," Arena told the LA Times. "It would seem pretty odd to me to operate that way."

What do you think of a potential Beckham loan deal? Like the idea? Hate it? Think it’s the first step to Beckham leaving MLS for good?

Things are starting to get VERY interesting in Galaxy land. What do you think of the Beckham-Milan situation? Share your thoughts below.

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