Redknapp ‘would welcome’ Beckham signing at Spurs
Tottenham boss Redknapp says 36-year-old midfielder would still be able to cut it in the Premier League
Harry Redknapp believes David Beckham is still good enough to play in the Premier League and would welcome the former England captain at Tottenham Hotspur “with open arms”.
The Spurs manager believes the 36-year-old, whose contract with the MLS side expires at the end of the year, would still be an asset for any English club, despite his age.
“If David wants to come to Tottenham I’d welcome him with open arms,” Redknapp told The Sun. “He’s definitely still good enough to play in the Premier League.
“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.”
Beckham trained at White Hart Lane last year during the MLS off-season and Redknapp hailed the LA Galaxy midfielder’s positive impact at the club.
“I know first hand because we had him here last winter and he was terrific around the place,” he continued. “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.
“He wouldn’t be able to play until the January transfer window opens, though, because we’ve already lodged our 25 players with the Premier League. But he’d be a great one to have around the club again.”
Queens Park Rangers have also linked with the former Manchester United midfielder, but manager Neil Warnock dismissed the speculation linking the London club to the midfielder.
When asked about the possibility of QPR signing Beckham, Warnock replied: “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.”