Redknapp hopeful over Beckham as loan talks continue
Midfielder Beckham agreed a five-year deal with LA Galaxy in January 2007
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says he has not totally given up hope of David Beckham playing for the club during a month-long stint at White Hart Lane.
The 35-year-old LA Galaxy star has agreed to train with Spurs until 10 February, but it was thought he would not actually play in a short-term loan.
But Redknapp made a U-turn on Sunday, telling BBC Sport he was wrong to write off the deal due to insurance issues.
"Hopefully it could happen," he said. "[Talks] are still ongoing,"
Speaking after Tottenham's 3-0 FA Cup third round win over Charlton, Redknapp added: "I don't know what the issues are... and I don't know the answer. I wish I knew.
"It's sorted about above my head. I don't think there's a problem with the insurance, I had that wrong."
Earlier on Sunday, Spurs issued a statement which said: "David will train with the club until 10 February when he will be required to return to LA Galaxy ahead of the start of the MLS season."
Redknapp subsequently described any chance of his playing for the club as a "no-goer".
"He will be a great influence around the place and I am sure we will all benefit from his winning mentality," Redknapp said in a statement.
"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."
Beckham, whose wife Victoria is expecting their fourth child in the summer, picked up an Achilles injury during his spell on loan in Europe with AC Milan last season.
That injury ruled the former Manchester United player out of the 2010 World Cup.
The 115-cap midfielder has yet to give up on playing for his country again, and is hoping to catch the eye of England manager Fabio Capello with a two-month spell back in the UK.
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