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Beckham not Spurs bound

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has admitted that he does not believe the club will sign David Beckham.

Beckham’s contract with current side LA Galaxy is set to run out, giving him time to make a decision on his future when the January transfer window opens.

The former England captain has been linked with many clubs including Spurs and Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain but Redknapp believes the form of Aaron Lennon and Rafael van der Vaart could be a major factor in stopping Beckham from moving to White Hart Lane.

Redknapp told talkSPORT: “It’s a difficult one.”

“I had him training (at Tottenham) last year (and) not only as a player but as a fellow around the place, he was a different class.”

“Everybody absolutely loved him, he had time for everyone – he was just superb.”

“He was great to show any young player how to behave. You come in, you train hard. He was the first one in every day, he left late, he’d go to the gym after training, he had time to sign everybody’s autographs.”

“He’s still a fantastic footballer. The problem is that he plays wide right. I’ve got Aaron Lennon who plays there. Rafael van der Vaart can play there in certain games.”

“Wherever he goes, he’s going to want to play, so it’s not going to be easy to say I can guarantee him a place in the team.”

“I wouldn’t say it’s a definite no-no with Tottenham, but I think he’s going to want to play regularly, that’s the problem.”

“I could see him coming back to England somewhere and playing. I’m sure there will be plenty of takers.”

“You’d want him around your football club because he’s such a good influence on everybody.”

Tue 22 Nov, 2011
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