Mi­lan deal will be fab for Becks

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BECK­HAM DAVID BECK­HAM last night joined AC Mi­lan’s cru­sade to re­cap­ture the Ital­ian league ti­tle – with the bless­ing of Eng­land coach Fabio Capello.

Beck­ham, 33, will join Mi­lan on loan from Los An­ge­les Galaxy on Jan­uary 7, but the Ital­ian giants have yet to an­nounce a date for his re­turn. The Eng­land mid­fielder has al­ways said he would be back in time for the Ma­jor League Soc­cer sea­son kick-off in late March or early April.

Capello said: “Mi­lan have made a great ac­qui­si­tion. He is a very fo­cused lad, he is a pro­fes­sional.

“When I left him out of the team in Madrid be­cause he had signed with the Los An­ge­les Galaxy, he con­tin­ued to come to the pitch to train and I put him back in the team.”

Beck­ham’s loan talks were orig­i­nally sched­uled for next week but were brought for­ward for the player’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives and Mi­lan vice-pres­i­dent Adri­ano Gal­liani to meet yes­ter­day.

Beck­ham was pre­vi­ously a tar­get for Mi­lan in Jan­uary 2007, but opted to move to LA from Real Madrid.

He is un­der con­tract with LA Galaxy un­til June 2012 and showed in­ter­est in join­ing Mi­lan dur­ing the MLS close-sea­son to keep up his fit­ness and help his Eng­land prospects.

He won his 107th cap against Be­larus ear­lier this month and is just one short of Bobby Moore’s record.

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