Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes David Beckham would be a great capture for the club.
Beckham is keen on another loan move to Europe during Major League Soccer’s current off-season, with Spurs boss Redknapp confirming at the weekend that he is keen to land the 35-year-old.
And Redknapp insists the former England captain can still deliver at Premier League level and that a deal is not being considered purely for commercial reasons.
He said: “I haven’t been to America to watch him play. But it’s not like when I was at Bournemouth and we took George Best.
“We’re not trying to fill the stadium, are we? You can’t get a seat here anyway.
“I just genuinely feel he could come here and do a good job for us.
“When you're looking to hit Crouchy (Peter Crouch), if you're looking for someone to drop a ball on his head from set plays, free-kicks, corners, there's no-one better in the world.”
And Redknapp revealed he learned of Beckham’s interest in joining Spurs from son Jamie.
The Tottenham manager continued: “He spoke to my son, to Jamie, about it and that's how it all came about.
“Jamie rang me, said he'd spoken to David Beckham and would we be interested because he'd love to come and play at Tottenham.
“He just said, 'I'd like to come back and play and I'd fancy playing for Tottenham, because I like the way they play'.”