Beckham will NOT play for Spurs, only train


David Beckham will train with Tottenham Hotspur until February 10th.

That means that the England international will NOT play for Spurs due to problems coming to an agreement over Beckham’s insurance, which means they would not be able to finalise the loan agreement.

“I don’t think it’s going to happen, I think there are problems with the insurance,” Redknapp revealed.

“David is welcome to come and train here for a month or so which I think he would like to do but it looks like, as far as playing goes, it looks like a no-goer. It couldn’t happen so, not a problem, we’ll just get on with it.”

“David is a fantastic professional – he will be a great influence around the place and I am sure we will all benefit from his winning mentality. I think everyone will enjoy having him here,” Redknapp said.

“We’d love to have him here for longer but respect his commitments to LA Galaxy. They wanted him back in early February so that made it difficult to do a playing deal on the basis of three weeks. ”

“It’s important that I maintain a high level of fitness during the MLS off-season,” Beckham said. “I’m thankful to Tottenham and Harry Redknapp for giving me the opportunity to train with the team over the next month. I’m grateful to the LA Galaxy for allowing to me to train with Spurs. I look forward to getting to work as soon as possible.”

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  1. What a complete joke. Shouldnt insurance issues of one of the worlds most marketable and therefore valuable sportsman have been looked into BEFORE Redknapp went spouting his mouth off to the media in the 1st place?? How embarassing. Regardless of anyones view on Bentley, he was a more then capable cover for Lennon, and we don’t have him anymore either due to him leaving on LOAN to make way for Beckham. Seriously suprised Levy had not looked into this insurance issue BEFORE anything was said to the media, and please someone at Tottenham tell Redknapp to keep his mouth SHUT before deals are done. That’s how we used to do things.

  2. Didn’t know bentley had gone somewhere, he’s still there so whats the problem there. I honestly think it was a publicity stunt to try and attract big names to the club knowing that beckham wants to move there. We wont get any money out of it now though no one will buy a beckham shirt if he doesn’t play

  3. still hoping it will happen. even if he isnt good, he is talismanic, famous, and will create good publicity. hopefully he can also teach lennon how to cross!


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