David Beckham's January loan move to AC Milan will be beneficial to the player and club, former Milan boss Arrigo Sacchi said.
Beckham will join the Italian giants from MLS side LA Galaxy for several months once the transfer window reopens next year.
And although the former England captain is 33 now and has not played in one of Europe's top leagues for 18 months, when he left Real Madrid to join Galaxy, Sacchi believes this is a shrewd piece of business by Milan.
"I advised (Milan vice-president Adriano) Galliani to take Beckham because it can only be good for the team to have a different player to the others," he told Radio Radio on Wednesday.
"Beckham is a great professional and a great guy, he's never any trouble and if he's still the player that I knew a few years ago, he will bring something extra to the team.
"In the past with great players such as Rivaldo and Ronaldo they weren't able to gel them into the team but with Beckham I think it will be mutually beneficial, for him and the team.