Harry Redknapp still pushing to sign David Beckham for Spurs

12 January 2011 01:44
David Beckham trained for the first time with the Tottenham squad on Tuesday, but time appears to be running out on a deal that would allow him to play for the club.[LNB]LA Galaxy are reluctant to sanction any deal that would rule Beckham, 35, out of the start of the MLS season, which begins on March 15.[LNB]Beckham by numbers: Is No 77 the star's latest addition? Hat's a good deal: David Beckham could sign up with Tottenham if they are able to push through a loan move[LNB]Beckham is prepared to take a paycut on his £120,000-a-week wages to play for Tottenham, but the PremierLeague club want him beyond February 10, when he is due to return toAmerica.[LNB]After completing fitness tests and amedical on Monday, Beckham worked out with Tottenham at their trainingground in Chigwell, Essex, yesterday, wearing squad No 77.[LNB] One of the lads: Beckham joins with (L-R) Jonathan Woodgate, Alan Hutton, and Robbie Keane[LNB]Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, however, remains hopeful a deal can be done.[LNB]He said: 'It's complicated but younever know. We'll see how it goes. He's a fit lad, he looks like he'sin great condition, looks like he looks after himself, he's a modelprofessional so that won't be a problem. [LNB] Action man: Jumping, sprinting, stretching, Beckham showed no signs of rustiness[LNB]'It's great to have him here. We worked hard to get him here hoping that he could come and play. [LNB]'No-one could have worked harder than Daniel Levy, the chairman. They grafted away trying to get a deal done where he could play for us. It's a bit complicated but you never know. We'll see how it goes. [LNB] Main man: Beckham joined in training with his new pals for the first time in Chigwell[LNB]'They work on that side of it. I've got the easy part. I just identify people, say "I'd like to get David - I think he'd be good for us".[LNB]'It's up to them. They do the hard work and put the deals on. [LNB]'He's a fit lad, he looks like he's in great condition, looks like he looks after himself he's a model professional so that won't be a problem. Whether it will be possible to do it, I'm not sure.'[LNB] Big plans: Beckham stands next to the towering Peter Crouch as they are put through paces[LNB]The north London outfit frantically continue their attempts to broker a dealthat will allow the world's most recognised footballer to play for Redknapp's side.[LNB]On Sunday,ahead of Tottenham's 3-0 FA Cup third-round win, Redknapp had conceded Beckham's move was a 'no-goer'.[LNB]But hours later the Spurs boss was forced to back-track on his statement, insisting the deal to bring Beckham to White Hart Lane was still on.[LNB] Making it stretch: Tottenham want Beckham to stay beyond February 10, the day LA Galaxy have requested he return[LNB]It is understood from sources closeto the negotiations that a deal could be secured should Spurs showwillingness to pursue the matter, but they have concerns over signingBeckham for such a short period.[LNB]Beckham,whose wife Victoria is expecting their fourth child in the summer afterannouncing the news on Sunday, said: 'It's important that I maintain ahigh level of fitness during the MLS off season.[LNB] Still hopeful: Beckham and Spurs are keen to thrash out a deal to allow the 35-year-old to play for the club[LNB] 'I'm thankful to Tottenham and Harry Redknapp for giving me the opportunity to train with the team over the next month.'[LNB]Ledley King, out since October, trained yesterday alongside Jonathan Woodgate and Jamie O'Hara, also recovering from injury.[LNB]VIDEO: Beckham down to business at Spurs... Beckham by numbers: Is No 77 the latest addition to star's collection?He's here, Harry! Beckham arrives for medical as Spurs aim to seal loan dealPaybeck time! Beckham prepared to take wage cut to land Tottenham dealClub-by-club guide to every Premier League transfer deal during JanuaryFA Cup draw: Giant-killers County banking on TV to deliver big paydayAll the latest Tottenham news, features and opinion[LNB]  Explore more:People: David Beckham, Daniel Levy, Harry Redknapp, Jonathan Woodgate, Ledley King Places: London

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