David Beckham could make his astonishing return to English football against Manchester United, the club where he made his name.
When Beckham left Old Trafford seven and a half years ago, he vowed never to play for another club in the Premier League. But Beckham's return to the English game has edged closer after Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp revealed: 'David has let me know that he'd like to come here.'
And to deepen the massive interest that would surround Beckham's reintroduction to the Premier League, his Spurs debut in the competition could be made in a fortnight when United meet Tottenham at White Hart Lane in a game that will have a bearing on the title race.
David Bentley set for Newcastle move to make way for David Beckham at Spurs On Saturday night Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was seeking agreement with Beckham's American club, LA Galaxy, to secure the midfielder's services until the end of March.
Redknapp said: 'There is no time frame but, clearly, we'd want David here as soon as possible to get the most out ofhim. People at the club are talking to representatives of LA Galaxy.'
Beckham, the 35-year-old former England captain - and arguably the best-known player in the world - grew up justa few miles away from White Hart Lane in Leytonstone. As a boy, he played for Spurs but he was lured to Old Trafford by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson after he had been recommended by Sir Bobby Charlton.