Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has indicated he is open to the prospect of signing David Beckham.
The former England captain trained with the White Hart Lane side for a month last season and Redknapp is keen for him to come back.
The prospect of a Beckham move to Spurs was welcomed by Redknapp, but he was unsure as to whether it would be possible financially.
Although he did confirm Barclays Premier League sides would definitely be interested in signing the LA Galaxy midfielder and said the examples of Thierry Henry and Paul Scholes showed age is no barrier.
“If David wants to come in then of course he can, it’s not a problem,” Redknapp told reporters.
“I haven’t spoken to him about it, but I could do if he wants to come back. We’d love to have him here.
“I’m sure Premier League teams would still be interested in him, he’s still playing isn’t he. You see Paul Scholes coming on and playing, and Robbie Keane’s signed for Aston Villa. Teams still want to take these older players.
“People keep saying the players today are better than what they were. Well we keep bringing back 37-year-olds so I don’t know about that. It can’t quite be right.
“Could David play for us? It’s a difficult one, I wouldn’t know about the financial side of all of that. The chairman was dealing with his club last time. But as a fella, to have him around the place every day was brilliant.”
Redknapp was keen to stress the difference having a player with the stature and prestige of Beckham can have on a club, especially as an example for young players.
“You can’t beat that, it’s not just about players who play on a Saturday. It’s about your football club, what they can bring to your club, and those kind of people are invaluable,” he added.
“Having people like that around - like Henry - he’s worth his weight in gold. They make a difference when they walk into the club.
“I said that all along. When we brought Scott Parker in here he’s great around the place, not just on the pitch.