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article imageTottenham Hotspur want David Beckham for loan move this week

By Kev Hedges     Jan 1, 2011 in Sports
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will attempt to bring former England captain David Beckham to the club for a three-month loan spell. The major league soccer season starts in the US on March 15 and Beckham himself is keen to continue playing.
Last season he was loaned out by his club LA Galaxy to Italian giants AC Milan where he enjoyed a successful loan spell as one of the Serie A club's best players. Redknapp has stated that he will contact LA Galaxy, "to see if they will let him go and if David is up for a three-month deal, we will definitely be interested". The ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid wide-man was born and raised in north London and trained at Tottenham before transferring to Man Utd's books.
Beckham, 35, has already turned down a chance to return to the English Premier League back in November when he declined an offer from Everton. The six-time Premier league winner has always stated that he would never play for another English club unless it was Manchester United; and Everton he felt was "too close to home", reports BBC Sport.
He has also turned down an offer from West Ham in July and another offer to join former England manager Sven Goran Erikkson at Leicester in December. Beckham only returned to playing football after a six-month lay off following an Achilles tendon injury in September - at that time he stated he was unlikely in this off-season to return to Europe for a loan move as he would prefer to focus on his fitness.
The Tottenham manager Redknapp believes that the time is now right for both Beckham and his club for the move to go ahead as soon as possible. The January transfer window opened today (Saturday) and Redknapp said: "I'm sure he can still do a great job at the top level, otherwise I wouldn't bother, He isn't going to come here and get big money - we aren't massive payers at this club. But he wants to come over here to the freezing cold and play football. Doesn't that tell you something about the boy that he lives in Los Angeles and might be a billionaire?"
David Beckham in AC Milan s colours. Playing for Tottenham would give Becks the chance to face his o...
David Beckham in AC Milan's colours. Playing for Tottenham would give Becks the chance to face his old loan club in the Champions League in February
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Tottenham lie in 4th place following a 1-0 victory over London rivals Fulham at White Hart Lane this afternoon and playing for Tottenham would give Beckham an opportunity to display his skills in the front window of the worlds most-watched league. Tottenham would also give Becks a chance to play against his former loan club AC Milan in the Champions League as the two sides clash in the last sixteen of Europe's biggest club trophy competition.
England manager Fabio Capello, who last played Beckham in October 2009, has told Beckham to return to Europe and prove his fitness if he ever wants to play for the national side again. Should Beckham return to the English Premier League for the first time since 2003, the media circus surrounding the player would be very high profile, report the Toronto Sun and Redknapp has firmly believes his arrival would be a help rather than a hindrance, "He would be a good influence around the place, I don't think it would be a distraction. Once you're in here, the gates are shut."
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