Beckham move would be short term
David Beckham is not looking for a permanent transfer to Tottenham Hotspur and any move to the north London club would only be on a loan basis, a representative for the former England captain has insisted.
Beckham is keen to return to Europe during the MLS close season with a view to proving to England manager Fabio Capello he deserves a recall to the national side.
Harry Redknapp confirmed yesterday Spurs are locked in talks with Beckham's parent club,
A representative for the midfielder, who previously claimed he would only come back to England to sign for former club Manchester United, said today Beckham was waiting to hear whether the
"At the moment we are waiting on the decision of LA Galaxy with regards to a loan move," the spokesman told Press Association Sport. "The loan would be a short one until the start of the MLS season. David would then return and play a full season with the
"Tottenham are one of many clubs who are interested but as yet we have not got into any detailed conversations as we are waiting on LA Galaxy's decision."
Beckham spent the last two MLS close seasons on loan at Italian giants AC Milan but this time he is thought to prefer a loan move to the Premier League and Spurs are understood to be leading the chase for the star's signature.
Redknapp was keen to stress the on-field benefits of signing Beckham yesterday although the deal would undoubtedly bring in huge revenue off the pitch thanks to the midfielder's worldwide iconic status.
Should Beckham's loan move to White Hart Lane go through, he will be hoping to catch the eye of Capello, who has overlooked the former skipper since October 2009. The spokesperson continued: "The loan is part of David's desire to keep fit and make himself available for England again."
If Beckham moves to Spurs, he could line up against former employers Milan, with the north London outfit set to play the Italians in the first leg of the last-16 UEFA Champions League tie at the San Siro next month.
Redknapp revealed yesterday Beckham singled out Spurs as the club he wanted to join after the player had a conversation with the Tottenham boss' son, Jamie, about the possibility of a move.
Beckham is thought to like Spurs' attacking style but former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp said yesterday he thought a deal was unlikely. "I don't think it will happen," said the 37-year-old. "Dad likes him but I don't think it will happen. There are too many obstacles."