Beckham "grateful" as AC Milan confirm loan deal

David Beckham is "grateful" to LA Galaxy for allowing him to remain with AC Milan.

David Beckham is "grateful" to LA Galaxy for allowing him to remain with AC Milan.

The England international joined Milan in January from Los Angeles Galaxy and was due to return to the MLS club on Monday.

However, a deal has finally been reached which will see the midfielder stay in Italy until the summer before heading back to the Galaxy for the remainder of the MLS campaign.

Beckham will then rejoin Milan in the autumn and the former Manchester United star is happy to have been allowed to continue playing in Serie A.

"I'm really grateful to the LA Galaxy and AC Milan for making this dream deal happen," said Beckham in a statement.

"It allows me to play for AC Milan and the LA Galaxy in the same year, and at the same time to continue my commitment to develop soccer in the United States, which is something I am passionate about.

"My family is happy and settled and will remain in LA.

"The perfect result for 2009 would be for me to help Milan to reach the Champions League and for the LA Galaxy to make the play-offs and win the MLS Cup."

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