Following recent reports that David Beckham’s club, LA Galaxy, would only allow Beckham to play for Tottenham until February 10, Tottenham now seem confident that they can convince Galaxy to let him stay for longer.
Harry Redknapp felt that a deal until February was too short to be worthwhile, and want to hang onto Becks for an extra month, until mid-march. This would mean Beckham leaving just in time for the new MLS season.
David seems keen for the move to go ahead as well, as he is reportedly willing to cut his Galaxy wages of £120,000 to just £65,000 for Tottenham, to avoid stretching their budget. Beckham could make his first start for Tottenham in an emotional encounter against former club, Manchester United.
Shock move for Neville?
Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Everton captain, and former England star, Phil Neville.
Redknapp hopes to be able to snap up the versatile defender for £1.5m, but condeded: “He’s a great player but I’m sure David Moyes knows just how important he is to his team. He’s a real leader for them and David wouldn’t want to lose him so it’d be a difficult one.”
Such a deal would be one of the biggest shocks in the January window, and it is unlikely Neville would want to leave Everton, and even more unlikely that David Moyes would allow him to go.
Neither Everton nor Neville have yet released a statement on the matter.
Bentley nears Brum move.
David Bentley could complete a move to Birmingham City within the next two days. The English winger has struggled to settle at Tottenham from day one, and Redknapp is apparently keen to cash in on him.
Harry Redknapp admitted some time ago that it was best for Bentley to leave the club, and The Sun reports that the winger is currently undergoing a medical at Brum.
Birmingham manager Alex McLeish had this to say on the matter: “Bentley is doing a medical. It might run into two days. It will be good to sign him because he has got a bit of quality and class as a footballer. His delivery at set-pieces is excellent as well. He is a natural footballer.”