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Beckham's training arrangement with Tottenham confirmed

After insurance concerns ruled out David Beckham signing on loan for Tottenham the former England and Manchester United star has confirmed he will train with the club until February 10. The 35-year-old will train with Spurs first team for three weeks before returning to the USA ahead of the start of the MLS campaign with LA Galaxy.

"It's important that I maintain a high level of fitness during the MLS off season," former England captain Beckham told Tottenham's official website.

"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."

Boss Redknapp said: "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. 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."

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