Beckham loan deal off, will train with Spurs

LA star set to return to Galaxy in February for preseason

David Beckham's much-discussed potential loan move to EPL side Tottenham Hotspur will not happen. Instead, the LA Galaxy midfielder will train with Spurs for about a month, according to Tottenham's official website.

"David is a fantastic professional—he will be a great influence around the place and I am sure we will all benefit from his winning mentality," Spurs manager Harry Redknapp said. "I think everyone will enjoy having him here. We'd love to have him here for longer but respect his commitments to LA Galaxy. They wanted him back in early February so that made it difficult to do a playing deal on the basis of three weeks."

Beckham will train with the North London club—which currently sits in 4th place in the EPL—until February 10, when he will return for the Galaxy's preseason. 

"It's important that I maintain a high level of fitness during the MLS off season," Beckham said. "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."