Like a cold splash of water in the face of David Beckham’s dream to escape from Los Angeles, The Galaxy is announcing that he will return next month after his two-month stint with AC Milan ends, “despite his wish to stay in Italy.”
According to The AP, Tim Leiweke, president of Galaxy parent AEG, said,
“I know David is emotionally invested, but I don’t think Milan really was that interested in spending the money we would have had to receive to compensate us for our losses.”
The Galaxy had turned down Milan’s only offer to buy out Beckham’s contract. Hearing nothing further from Milan by Friday’s deadline imposed by MLS commissioner Don Garber to resolve the conflict, the team will hold on to Beckham for the foreseeable future. However, he has an option in his contract to leave The Galaxy at the end of this year.