Tottenham & QPR target David Beckham to make decision next month over Premier League return

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star's MLS contract expires in November, though he could sign a new deal on the condition that he is loaned to an English club
By Greg Stobart

David Beckham will make a decision on his future next month but is yet to hold any talks with Premier League clubs. understands Los Angeles Galaxy have offered the 36-year-old a one-year extension to his contract, which expires when the MLS season ends in November.

But the iconic midfielder is also attracting interest from English clubs – most notably QPR and Tottenham – and wants to assess all his options before signing the final contract of his glittering career.

While Spurs boss Harry Redknapp and QPR owner Tony Fernandes have both spoken publicly of their interest in signing Beckham in the January transfer window, the England international is yet to receive an approach and is concentrating on driving the Galaxy to MLS glory.

The American side are keen for Beckham to extend his stay at The Home Depot Centre following the success of his free transfer from Real Madrid in 2007 and he will weigh up his options before making a decision towards the end of October.

Beckham is desperate to fulfil his dream of playing for Great Britain at the Olympics next summer and believes he may have to return to the Premier League despite previously insisting he could only play for Manchester United in England.

One option could be for the former Red Devils midfielder to agree a contract extension with the Galaxy on the provision that he is granted a loan move to Europe in January. Beckham trained with Spurs at the start of the year but the Londoners could not reach an agreement to register him to feature in the Premier League.

Beckham remains one of the most recognisable faces in world football and English clubs believe his £120,000-a-week wage demands would be offset by lucrative commercial opportunities.

Redknapp has recently said that he would "love" to bring the veteran midfielder back to the Premier League with Spurs.

"He came and trained with us and was fantastic around the place. He's a great guy and he is still a great player. Beckham is a top-class professional and a fantastic role model for the younger players," the Tottenham boss said.

"But we have not made any enquiries about him and I don't know what it would take financially to bring him here. But I don't think anyone could say no to having David Beckham in their squad."

Meanwhile, QPR owner Fernandes said: "It will be a massive statement of intent for us if we bring Beckham back in January.

"We have been led to believe he would like to be at a bigger club but it's for us to persuade him that we have bigger ambitions and he can be part of that.

"Whether that fits in with Neil Warnock and the squad, who knows.

"Ultimately, the manager has to decide.

"I can give him the vision that I've got the balls to do it. It may fail but nothing ventured, nothing gained."

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