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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp interested in signing David Beckham
Published : 24 Apr 2009 11:34:29Rss feed
Beckham has been linked with a possible move back to the Premier League next season and Redknapp insisted it would be disrespectful to a player of such ability to deny any interest. Beckham is due to return to LA Galaxy at the end of the European season, after a successful loan spell at AC Milan, and with England expected to qualify for next summer's World Cup finals, Beckham will want to be playing again during the American close-season to attract the attentions of Fabio Capello. Related ArticlesMilan expect Beckham to returnSpurs court Middle EastSpurs sweat on Dawson injuryChelsea hopes of landing Carlo Ancelotti increase as AC Milan coach improves EnglishLiverpools Ryan Babel facing Anfield exitTottenham manager Harry Redknapp still keen on Kenwyne JonesTherefore a move to the Premier League could well attract Beckham, now 33, but Redknapp claimed he had not yet considered the prospect. 'I have not thought about David Beckham, but it would be disrespectful of me to say I would not be interested in him, were he to become available,' said Redknapp. 'David Beckham is a fantastic player, but he is also a terrific role model and a terrific professional. If the opportunity was there to sign him, any club would have to think about it. 'He would still be a terrific player. His delivery of the ball remains exceptional, he is a great trainer and he is a local boy from up the road. 'Imagine what the young players at the club could get from someone like that,' Redknapp added. 'When I signed Teddy Sheringham for Portsmouth in 2003, he was worth his weight in gold. 'He was such a great professional that the other players all looked up to him in training. He did everything right, he was superb around the place, and that is what it is about.' Ironically, Redknapp takes Spurs to Beckham's former club tomorrow when they try to halt Manchester United march towards the Premier League title. Redknapp is without Michael Dawson, who undergoes a scan later today on an ankle problem, while Roman Pavlyuchenko is also missing. Ledley King will undergo a test tomorrow, but Jermain Defoe could start.