Defoe would welcome Beckham at Spurs

16:12 30 November 2012

David Beckham training with Tottenham last year during the Major League Soccer off-season. Photo credit: Action Images/Paul Childs/Pool Pic
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David Beckham training with Tottenham last year during the Major League Soccer off-season. Photo credit: Action Images/Paul Childs/Pool Pic Livepic

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Jermain Defoe has claimed David Beckham would be welcomed at Tottenham with open arms if he decides to move back to the Barclays Premier League.

Beckham’s five-year stay with the Los Angeles Galaxy comes to an end this weekend and it appears clubs across the world are queuing up to sign the former England captain.

Spurs tried to sign the 37-year-old on loan last year and he ended up training with them during the Major League Soccer off-season.

Beckham has previously said he would not play for another Premier League club other than Manchester United.

But former England team-mate Defoe told Absolute Radio’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Football: “He can come to Spurs if he wants - we’ll have him here.

“He’s a fantastic player and I think a credit to the game.

“If you talk about someone that’s done everything in a game and to still want to play and still have another challenge and still want to achieve something, when you’ve achieved so much, I think that’s a special person.

“He’s someone that I look up to, a legend in the game.”

Defoe is on the brink of surpassing Beckham’s goal tally for England, with both on 17.

“Sorry Becks but I think I’ll do it,” he said.

“One more goal.

“It would be nice, not because of overtaking people, but it’s always nice to score goals for your country.

“It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do and then, when you do it, it’s the best thing in the world.”

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