Beckham Is The Loan Ranger… With a Possible Debut For Spurs Against Man United

David Beckham was finally given the green light to return to England’s Premier League last night and he could make his debut against former club Manchester United at Spurs on January 19. LA Galaxy took their time over granting permission for their best-paid player to spend two months on loan with Harry Redknapp’s side, worried lest he repeat the Achilles injury he sustain when playing for Milan last season. But they have risked the ire of their considerable support by allowing him to play for the North London club Beckham, now 35, supported as a boy growing up in Leytonstone. His grandfather was also a mad Lilywhites fan. Galaxy are believed to have agreed the move because both clubs are linked to AEG, the entertainment company which is helping Spurs in their bid to take over the Olympic Stadium in Stratford after London 2012. England’s most capped outfield player is expected agree the loan deal tomorrow and will be presented to the White Hart Lane faithful on Sunday before the FA Cup third round clash against Charlton Athletic. Redknapp’s master plan of buying Beckham and grooming a successor is likely ...
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David Beckham May Have To Stay on Holiday Following Alexi Lalas’ BBC Interview

Harry Redknapp’s loan ranger master plan was in tatters last night after former LA Galaxy manager Alexi Lalas poured cold water on David Beckham’s chances of appearing in a Tottenham shirt later this month. Lalas, in charge of Beckham’s MLS club from 2006-2008, told BBC Radio 5 live: "Soccer fans in the US say David Beckham has given a lot, but he's also taken a tremendous amount out of Major League Soccer. "The reason David Beckham went over to Milan was to prepare, in theory for the World Cup. "I think that was commendable and understandable to a certain extent but now it is happening once again." Redknapp has been most vocal in his interest in taking Becks, England’s most capped outfield player, on loan, though Newcastle and Blackburn have also expressed an interest this week. Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy’s second-most famous player, has already rejected the chance to go out on loan as he did so successfully with Everton before the World Cup. And American fans remain furious over the six-month Achilles tendon injury 35-year-old Beckham suffered playing on loan for AC Milan against Chievo in March. That put him out of ...
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