Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed his desire in securing David Beckham’s signature in the current transfer window, claiming that the 35-year-old would be a great contributor to the club on a loan deal.
Redknapp has publically confirmed his interest in the LA Galaxy midfielder, and praised Beckham’s professionalism as he thinks the ex-England captain will help Tottenham towards winning the top division after a 50-year wait.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson publically claimed that he would not sign someone of Beckham's age, whilst Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismissed reports linking him to the North London side, despite training with the club on numerous occasions.
"We'll contact the LA Galaxy to see if they will let him go out on loan and if David is up for a three-month deal then we will definitely be interested,” said Redknapp, according to The Sun.
"I'm sure he can still do a great job at the top level, otherwise I wouldn't bother.
"He would be a fantastic player to have here - and he wouldn't be coming just to sell some shirts."
Beckham previously disclosed his desire to return to the elite division in England, as he wanted to regain match fitness and prove his worth to England boss Fabio Capello.
The Spurs boss was not only confident of his ability on the pitch and praised the former Manchester United and Real Madrid man’s ability to lift players psychologically.
"He's a proper spot-on professional who would be a fantastic influence on everyone at the club," added Redknapp.
"I'm not in a position where I need to get anyone in the transfer window. But I read Theo Walcott saying how he set a real example for him when he was training at Arsenal last year and you need people like that around your club."
However, Redknapp stated that he did not essentially need to add to his current squad, but could not give up on a key figure like Beckham joining the club.
“We are one of five teams going for the title and the owner Daniel Levy wants Champions League football again next season. He knows how tight it is up there so if I can come up with someone special to make a difference, I'm sure the owner would not hesitate to go for it,” said Redknapp.
Beckham is a true Londoner having grown up in Leytonstone and training as a schoolboy, and owns a house conveniently just 20 minutes from Spurs’ Chigwell training ground.
"It tells you everything about him that he wants to play football in the freezing cold when he could spend the next three months relaxing by his pool.
"And he's not coming back for the money, that's for sure. He's coming back because he still has a passion for the game.
"He's 35 but it's not as if he's suddenly lost his blistering pace because he didn't have pace when he was 17.
"What he does have is a great football brain.
"He would be a fantastic example for Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale with his crossing and his delivery," claimed the 63-year-old.
If Beckham followed through with the deal, he would have the opportunity to face his former club Manchester United at White Hart Lane on January 16.