Beckham vital for Milan’’s title hopes, says midfielder Gattusto

January 31st, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI  

David Beckham

London, Jan.31 (ANI): England footballer David Beckham is vital for Italian football club A C Milans bid for silverware, says mid-fielder Rino Gattuso.
Giving his views on the England stars stunning start to a three-month loan spell from L A Galaxy, Gattuso was quoted by the Sun as saying: He is a great professional.
Hes always there, he scores and makes himself available. We hope he stays for Milan to reach its objectives, he added.
Gattusto’’s endorsement comes days after A C MILAN restated its desire to sign England football star on a permanent basis.
The Sun quoted club boss Carlo Ancelotti as saying: It”’’s up to him to decide if he wants to stay. He knows how much we appreciate him here. We would be happy if he remains, but he must resolve the problem with his club (L.A. Galaxy). We all like him but its difficult to talk about his future now.”
Team-mate Andrea Pirlo also lavished praise on the Englishman”’’s impact.
He said: “David was a great purchase. I hope he remains with us for a long time.”
The former England captain has told of his frustration at playing for L A Galaxy in a league that was 10 years behind European standards.
It is the first time he has revealed his true feelings about his move to the MLS. His comments are another sign of the turmoil the Beckhams are in over his move to A C Milan.
Beckham is on loan to the Serie A side and is due to return to Los Angeles next month. (ANI)

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