Spurs midfield target switch 'in serious doubt'

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Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly fallen behind Paris St. Germain in the race to sign former England captain David Beckham.

The 36-year-old midfielder is set to leave America in November, with the former Manchester United star's five-year deal with the LA Galaxy set to expire at the end of the MLS season.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is a known admirer of the player, but admitted last month that the club were yet to make an offer for Beckham's services.

The player enjoyed a brief training spell at White Hart Lane back in January in an effort to maintain fitness during the MLS off-season, building a relationship with Tottenham Hotspur which many thought could lead to a future return as a free agent.

However, ESPN reports that a possible Spurs switch is now 'in serious doubt', after Beckham admitted he was flattered to be linked with a move to PSG, where he would potentially join-up with former AC Milan boss Leonardo.

"I had a good relationship with him when I was in Milan the first time and also when he was manager the second time. He's a great sporting director and a wonderful person," Beckham told

"I'm flattered that he wants me to come join him and the team in Paris, but I'm a Galaxy player, I live in Los Angeles, I am happy there and I play for them.

"There are great things happening in France at several clubs, but it's an exciting time for PSG... Leonardo joining them, the money the club has, so it's an interesting club."

The main factor behind a the player's move will hinge on his family though, with Beckham admitting that their happiness will hold the key to his decision, making a move to the Middle East an unlikely proposition.


Spurs have the lure of London, whilst Paris has it's obvious advantages to a wife who is heavily involved in the music and fashion industry.

"This [family] is the number one priority, family comes first and where they are happy is where I stay, it's that simple. My children go to school in LA and have done for five years. They are at the age where stability is important, so we'll see," he continued.

"I always said I will wait until the end of the season, see how I feel physically and then decide. There is no urgency on my part obviously. It is important that I focus on the rest of the season."

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