Tottenham boss reveals Beckham interest

الجمعة، 24 أبريل 2009 - 15:22

كتب : Sherif Tarek

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp revealed that he would seek to run the rule over David Beckham in the summer.

The English veteran is currently on loan at AC Milan from Los Angeles Galaxy, and the Serie A giants are widely expected to extend his stay at the end of the season.

However, Redknapp admitted that signing the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star is worth considering.

"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," Redknapp told the London Evening Standard.

"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."

Redknapp is certain that Beckham will earn an England call-up for the 2010 World Cup should Fabio Capello's team reach the gigantic competition.

"I think he will be part of the squad, for sure," the 62-year-old tactician added.

Young Players

Redknapp went on about how beneficial a deal with Beckham would be, saying that youngsters at White Hart Lane could learn a lot from the experienced midfielder.

"Imagine what the young players at the club could get from someone like that," the former West Ham United coach said.

"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.

"I have met him only once or twice, but he seems a great lad. To have someone like Beckham at your club . . . if the opportunity came and someone said he was available, any club would have to think about it."

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