10 Jan 2011

Beckham will train but not play at Tottenham

6:25 am on 10 January 2011

The former England football captain David Beckham's proposed loan move to English premier league side Tottenham Hotspur has fallen through.

The LA Galaxy midfielder will instead train with Spurs for a month until Febuary 10, when he will return to the United States to prepare for the start of the Major League Soccer season.

Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp, says he doesn't think the loan deal will happen because of issues with insurance.

Beckham has told the Spurs website (www.tottenhamhotspur.com): "It's important that I maintain a high level of fitness during the MLS off-season.I'm thankful to Tottenham and Harry Redknapp for giving me the opportunity to train with the team over the next month. I'm grateful to the LA Galaxy for allowing to me to train with Spurs. I look forward to getting to work as soon as possible."