A week or so ago the news broke that David Beckham would probably be returning to the San Siro in the new year for a loan stint.
AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has now revealed it is certain the former Real Madrid and Manchester United man will rejoin Leonardo’s men in January.
He said: “It’s 100 per cent certain, the only thing that is missing is the signatures but the agreement is complete.”
It has been reported the move will be exactly the same agreement that saw Beckham join the Rossoneri at the tail end of last season.
Galliani also revealed Beckham will be the only player he expects to arrive in the Italian capital in January, adding: “External forwards? We have (Alexandre) Pato, Ronaldinho and then we have a young player called Simone Verdi, then (Ignazio) Abate, (Davide) Di Gennaro, (Clarence) Seedorf. This is the absolute reality,”
When asked whether the misfiring Klaas-Jan Huntelaar would be departing he rejected the rumours: “Huntelaar? He will remain. He isn’t on the market.”
Personally I reckon Huntlaar should be given more time to adjust to Serie A and establish himself in Italy. He had a great record for Ajax in Holland and although that league is below the standard of the Serie A he should not be dismissed so quickly. A striker’s game is based a lot around confidence, especially in terms of scoring goals, and he endured a tough time in Madrid where he was hardly given a chance by Real. I’m fairly confident that once he does find the target he will score on a regular basis and be a great addition to the Milan side.
The fantastic result at the Bernabeu seems to have picked Milan up somewhat. They came back from a goal down to sink Chievo 2-1 with late strikes in Verona in what was a decent result for Leonardo’s charges. They then disappointed by throwing a two goal lead away in Napoli as they returned to the San Siro with a single point but things are certainly looking up for the Milan side.
They have now joined the chasing pack at the top of the table and it seems they may indeed make a title challenge, though a lot will depend on their results against the teams around and above them. It was always going to take time to get used to life without Carlo Ancelotti after his eight years at the club and Leonardo was never going to have an easy task but it seems, finally, they are starting to get their act together.