Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Move would be short-term for Becks

David Beckham

David Beckham is not looking for a permanent transfer to Tottenham and any move to the north London club would only be on a loan basis, a representative for the former England captain has insisted.

Beckham is keen to return to Europe during the MLS close season with a view to proving to England manager Fabio Capello he deserves a recall to the national side. Harry Redknapp confirmed Spurs are locked in talks with Beckham's parent club, Los Angeles Galaxy, about a deal for the 35-year-old after making a bid for the star last week.

"At the moment we are waiting on the decision of LA Galaxy with regards to a loan move," the spokesman told Press Association Sport. "The loan would be a short one until the start of the MLS season. David would then return and play a full season with the Galaxy."

He added: "Tottenham are one of many clubs who are interested but as yet we have not got into any detailed conversations as we are waiting on LA Galaxy's decision."

Spurs boss Redknapp also refused to rule out making the move permanent should Beckham's potential three-month loan deal prove successful.

Beckham spent the last two MLS close seasons on loan at Italian giants AC Milan but this time he is thought to prefer a loan move to the Barclays Premier League and Press Association Sport understands Spurs are leading the chase for the star's signature.

Redknapp was keen to stress the on-field benefits of signing Beckham on Sunday although the deal would undoubtedly bring in huge revenue off the pitch thanks to the midfielder's worldwide iconic status.

Should Beckham's loan move to White Hart Lane go through, he will be hoping to catch the eye of Capello, who has overlooked the former skipper since October 2009.

The spokesperson continued: "The loan is part of David's desire to keep fit and make himself available for England again."

If Beckham moves to Spurs, he could line up against former employers Milan, with the north London outfit set to play the Italians in the first leg of the last-16 Champions League tie at the San Siro next month.

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