Following QPR owner Tony Fernandes’ admission on Twitter that it “would be great” to have someone like David Beckham at Loftus Road, there has been rampant speculation concerning the LA Galaxy midfielder’s rumoured place at the club.
Beckham’s contract with Galaxy expires at the end of the current Major League Soccer season, which would make him a free agent as of November. However, QPR manager Neil Warnock shrugged off the speculation:
“We can't sign him anyhow; we can't sign anybody else now until January (the next transfer window) so why worry? I think he is a fabulous professional. I think he has been a great asset to English football, I like him as a person but ask me in January.”
Although these seem to just be rumours fuelled by a multi-millionaires grab for publicity, there have also been some rumblings going on within the Tottenham Hotspur camp that seem to be a lot more convincing. Beckham has already spent time training with Spurs during the MLS season break in February, but now it seems that club manager Harry Redknapp would like to have the former England captain in a permanent role:
“If David wants to come to Tottenham I'd welcome him with open arms. He's definitely still good enough to play in the Premier League,”said Redknapp, speaking to The Sun. "His game was never about pace so whether he's quick or not isn't an issue.”
"David's unique quality is his use of the ball and his ability to pick out a player with a pinpoint pass. He is unbelievable and still an exceptional talent. I know firsthand because we had him here last winter and he was terrific around the place. You couldn't find a nicer fella and a better professional.”
"He's the best example there is for any young player, how he looks after himself, how he trains and how he's stayed an ordinary guy despite his extraordinary success. He is worth his weight in gold; he'd be an asset for any club. I'd have him here, that's for sure.”
It’s been said that Beckham would like to flirt with the Premier League once more in his career, and he has already expressed great interest in being chosen for the Team Great Britain football team at the London 2012 Olympics, which a spot on an English side would almost certainly help towards.
It’s been too long since we last saw Beckham kick a ball for England, what with Fabio Capello also stripping him of his place in the national team, and it would be great to have him back doing what he does best.
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