David Beckham admits he has become frustrated over the protracted transfer saga surrounding his proposed move from Los Angeles Galaxy to AC Milan.
Beckhams mood was not helped by Milans departure from the UEFA Cup on Thursday night as they once again blew a lead before crashing out of Europes second-tier competition to Werder Bremen. Milan were 2-0 up at half-time but the Germans fought back to draw 2-2 and qualify for the next round on the away goals rule after a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
But it is the uncertainty surrounding his proposed permanent move to Milan that has left the on-loan Galaxy player feeling blue. Asked if he was frustrated,Beckham simply replied: Of course. Theres a lot going on and a lot being said and every day theres someone asking me questions. It is being said every day but so far Ive been able to concentrate on the football. However,he admitted that he felt in the dark over the transfer and said he knew of no new developments.
Last week Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani said the Italian giants would not be increasing their reported three million dollars bid for the 33-year-old former England captain. That was a bid that Galaxy described as ridiculous,claiming it would not even come close to covering the amount they would lose should Beckham leave Major League Soccer.
Galliani had said that Milan would be prepared to wait until October or November when Beckham could invoke a get-out clause and leave Los Angeles for free. At the moment he is due to return to Galaxy on March 9 but that is not something he wants to consider.
Youre better off asking someone else about that because it doesnt change me wanting to play at this club and Im sure it doesnt change other peoples desire for me to stay and play for this club either,so well just have to wait and see, he said. At the moment its all just being discussed and negotiated.
Last week the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star had said he thought something would happen this week while insisting that he is determined to remain in here. I want to stay at Milan,Ive not heard anything from Galaxy but when its like that you could say it could be good news, he said.