Real manager Fabio Capello´s decision to draw a public end to the midfielder´s playing days at the Bernabeu prompted speculation that Beckham would begin his Major League Soccer (MLS) career earlier than planned.
But Lalas has told PA Sport: "Our position is unchanged with regards to David Beckham. We look forward to welcoming him in the summer and we respect his chance to honour his contract with Real Madrid. All our plans are that we will welcome David here in the summer."
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