Should Tottenham flirt with Becks again this summer?

Tottenham have been linked to David Beckham in some form or another for the last season or so and it seems that Harry Redknapp may still have some vestigial interest in bringing the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid man to White Hart Lane. In all likelihood nothing will ever be made of Tottenham’s vague interest, which let’s face it would be best for Tottenham. David Beckham joining Spurs is something that would only be of benefit to David Beckham and not to the North London side.

The story comes from The News of the World (so take it with a rather large pinch of salt) who say: “Tottenham have still not given up hope of signing David Beckham when his Los Angeles Galaxy contract expires in November.”

It’s frustrating from a Tottenham point of view because it would represent such an unnecessary transfer. Spurs’ focus for the last couple of seasons has been to load the wings with pace and David Beckham would counterbalance this in a big way.

Tottenham need to add a couple of decent strikers to their squad this summer and there just isn’t the time to mess around with a signing such as this. Not so long ago Tottenham were linked with Luis Figo during every transfer window but no move ever materialised. David Beckham’s link with Tottenham seems to be an analogous case. A player past his prime linked to a club that aren’t realistically going to make a real move for him.

At 36 Beckham’s best days are pretty far behind him and he just wouldn’t be worth the money he’d bring in from shirt sales.

David Beckham is desperately hunting for more England caps and if he’s to have a chance of making Fabio Capello’s squad he’ll need to be performing week in and week out in the Premier League. At this stage, it’s fair to say that Beckham needs Tottenham more than they need him.

I just can’t see him making too much of an impact in this Tottenham team. I certainly can’t see him overtaking Aaron Lennon in the pecking order. Which raises the question: does Beckham seem like a man who’d be happy to play second fiddle to a younger player? I very much doubt it and for that reason amongst others, I hope that he doesn’t end up at White Hart Lane this summer.

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