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Vote: Is AC Milan right for David Beckham?

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David Beckham to AC Milan

This morning, Major League Soccerballer David Beckham confirmed that he will be heading to Italy in the new year, as the club will provide the ideal environment for keeping his wife in boutiques maintaining his fitness. Goal.com reports:

“Milan here I come. I want to continue being a footballer,” said Beckham via his spokesman Simon Oliveira.

“Yes, it’s all true. I will arrive in Milan at the end of the year and I will stay until February.

“Only European football can take me back to certain levels and only Milan is the right way to refind competitiveness.”

Training with a top UEFA Cup side like Milan will undoubtedly keep Becks at a suitable level of fitness during the MLS closed season, with the idea being that he stays match fit for potential England selection. This seems smart enough, but if he wants to stay in contention for the national side, shouldn’t he train or play where Don Fabio can keep a closer eye on him? Even if he didn’t accept Harry Redknapp’s offer (it’s unlikely – have you ever been shopping at Gunwharf Quays?), he could perhaps train with Arsenal again (although admittedly, he failed to make the England last time he did this).

Is Beckham making the right choice with Milan, or would he be better off training, and maybe playing with, a club in the greatest league in the world? Join in the debate with a vote and comment below…



5 responses so far
  • Gabriela Nesta // October 24, 2008 at 10:25 am

    The more pertinent question here is not whether or not Milan is right for Beckham, but whether he is right for Milan. The answer is, clearly, a resounding, ‘No’.

  • Macca // October 24, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Maybe adidas had a hand in getting Beckham to Milan. I’m sure his main sponsor would prefer him to be decked out in their training gear rather than that of Nike or Canterbury.

  • a sad Milanista // October 24, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Gabriela is right

    AC Milan doesn’t need Beckham. On the other hand, we could use some Dr House

    http://arteesalute.blogosfere.it/2008/10/il-dr-house-vince-anche-allo-stadio.html

  • Michael // October 24, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Milan are the most successful club in history and have 2 of the best 5 players in the world. Becks is a class act and he will sell shirts and tickets but no Milan dont need him on the pitch. This is clearly a business deal.

  • lax // October 25, 2008 at 3:57 am

    train and play in the greatest league in the world? that sounds arrogant… which club in the EPL has won more titles and has produced more Ballon D’ Or winners than AC Milan… EPL is having its 15 minutes of fame due to foreign “white knights”… and still the best players go to the serie A or la liga

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