Beckham wants to join Tottenham, says Redknapp

Sat Jan 1, 2011 2:44pm EST
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By Ken Ferris

LONDON (Reuters) - Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham wants to join Tottenham Hotspur on loan, according to the London club's manager Harry Redknapp.

"He just said he'd like to come and play here at Tottenham," Redknapp told reporters after Spurs beat Fulham 1-0 on Saturday to move up to fourth in the Premier League.

Galaxy's Major League Soccer (MLS) season restarts on March 15. Former England captain Beckham played on loan at AC Milan during similar breaks in 2009 and 2010.

"We'd have to (move fast)," said Redknapp. "I've left it to the people at the club (Spurs). I've passed it on to them. They're talking to whoever they have to talk to at his club."

Redknapp said Darren Eales, Tottenham's director of football administration, was trying to persuade Galaxy to allow Beckham to join Spurs who are in the last 16 of the Champions League.

"We'll 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," Redknapp had told reporters on Friday.

Beckham, 35, said in October he would not go out on loan again after missing last year's World Cup in South Africa with an Achilles tendon injury picked up playing for AC Milan, who face Spurs in the Champions League first knockout round next month.

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