Milan chief says Beckham deal was close
David Beckham would have joined AC Milan had he chosen to remain in Europe, according to club vice-president Adriano Galliani.
Beckham this week sealed a £128million five-year deal to move to the US with Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy, a switch that will take place after his contract with Real Madrid ends this summer.
'Had Beckham stayed in Europe, he would have joined AC Milan,' Galliani told Gazzetta dello Sport.
'In the end he chose to go to Los Angeles and he informed us of this.'
Milan reportedly offered the former England captain, 31, a three-year contract worth five million euros per season, plus 100% of his image rights.