Over the weekend it was reported that as the transfer window opened, Chairman Daniel Levy of Tottenham Hotspur had identified David Beckham as his target for a loan. Now this morning, it’s being reported that David Beckham has approached Jamie Redknapp, the son of Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, about the possibility of a long-term loan which would last through March. Were Beckham to come to terms with Tottenham, they’d be only the second Premier League team the midfielder has ever suited up with.â†µ
There is no time frame but, clearly, we’d want David here as soon as possible to get the most out of him. People at the club are talking to representatives of LA Galaxy.’â†µ
David Beckham grew up just a few miles from White Heart Lane – home of Tottenham Totspur. He originally was in the Spurs system, until Sir Alex Ferguson lured him over to Manchester United. Any move would likely be in support of Beckham’s desire to return to the English National Team.â†µ
The Los Angeles Galaxy would benefit from the move as well. They’d pocket some salary cap money in his absence, which is money that could be used to shore up club depth. Signing off on a move could also provide leverage in contract extension negotiations.â†µ
Recently Landon Donovan said publicly that he wasn’t going to seek an offseason loan as the rumors began to pile up, regarding which clubs were interested in his services. Donovan’s offers were coming from the likes of Fulham and Newcastle as well as Everton, teams in the middle of the table trying to bunker in and stay at the top league. Beckham’s name wasn’t mentioned in the press release announcing that Donovan was staying. A move to Tottenham would be to a top of the table contender; the Spurs currently sit in fourth on the table which qualifies them for the Champion’s League playoff round. They’re only five points away from first place derby rivals Manchester United and Manchester City.