Sunday, November 11, 2007
No loan for Beckham
Question: Beckham mentioned going to England to play and get fitter - is a loan a possible option?
Alexi Lalas: We’ve discussed that and that’s not an option. That’s not something that we’ve contemplated, nor that we will in the future. He obviously has his international responsibilities and he’s done a good job here of preparing physically. We wish him well in his upcoming games with England, but the whole loan thing is not something that we’re contemplating at this time.
The possibility that Beckham raised about playing with an English club was apparently related to training with one, which quite a few MLS players do in the offseason. Eddie Johnson did it, Freddy Adu as well. Lalas said the Galaxy were open to that possibility, though he also pointed out that he felt Beckham could do with some rest. However, Beckham himself mentioned he doesn't like to take breaks and that he wanted to regain full fitness. In that case, Beckham could rejoin Man United, the club he obviously has the most ties with in England, but not for a loan. It would be for training purposes.