David Beckham AC MilanAC Milan wanted to keep him. David Beckham repeatedly expressed his desire to stay in Italy. And yet, it looks like he will be packing his suitcase and boarding a plane for Los Angeles early next month as Milan failed to come to a mutual agreement with Galaxy to keep the English midfielder past March 9th as was the original deal.

MLS regulations allowed up to last Friday for the transfer to take place but AC Milan failed to place a suitable bid after their first one was rejected by the American team. So, in just 3 weeks time, Beckham and his family will be returning to LA to join his MLS team.

These were not the news that the English international wanted to hear especially after making history as England outfield player with the most appearances; actually, David tied the previous record of 108 appearances held by Bobby Moore. Moreover, the same game marked the first loss for England in a year. European champions Spain defeated England 2-0 in a friendly game that took place in Seville earlier this past week. A return to the MLS could spell the end of Backham’s international career as the league is not competitive enough for him to make the national squad. At the age of 33, it is highly unlikely that David will be able to return to a European league next year which means that he may not be selected for England’s 2010 World Cup squad.

The upcoming derby between city rival Inter and AC Milan may be one of the last chances for the star to showcase his talent. The world will certainly be watching.

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