'Becks will return to Galaxy'
Los Angeles Galaxy boss Tim Leiweke said he expects David Beckham to honour his commitment and return for another year of football in North America.
"David is under contract to the Galaxy and I have a good straight-forward conversation with him before he left and he loves it in LA," Leiweke told the Los Angeles Times.
"He wants a better Galaxy team. We are going to have a better Galaxy team and David has no interest in going."
The 33-year-old Beckham is currently on a three-month loan to AC Milan from the Galaxy. The stint expires in March but AC Milan is interested in keeping him.
"We have a contract, we have a handshake, his kids go to school here, end of story. There is no story. He is going to return to the Galaxy," Leiweke said.
Beckham sent shockwaves through the football world two years ago by signing a five-year deal with the Major League Soccer club that could be worth up to 250 million dollars.
Since then he has scored just five goals for the Galaxy who finished with the worst record in the league last season.
"This is a world class impact player and its still a very good move for soccer here," Leiweke said. "And he is proving me right if you watch the goal he scored for Milan the other day."
Leiweke says you can't measure Beckham's success solely by what the team does on the field. You have to take into consideration what he does as an ambassador for the league.
"I look at attendance, teams coming into the league, TV ratings," Leiweke said.