New boss believes Becks has plenty to offer Loftus Road club.
Harry Redknapp believes David Beckham could still play in the Premier League and has not ruled out trying to sign the former England captain for QPR.
Beckham, 37, is leaving Los Angeles Galaxy in December and has beenlinked with a move to the Hoops since Redknapp took over as manager on Saturday.
Redknapp told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek programme: “I’m sure he could still play in the Premier League.
“I’ve not discussed it with the chairman so we’d have to look at that.”
Redknapp tried to sign Beckham on loan in January 2011 when he was manager at Tottenham but the midfielder was only able to train with the north London club.
“He’s a top fantastic player,” continued Redknapp. “We had him training at Tottenham and it was amazing [to have him] round the place. He is absolute class.
“David could still be a great asset to anyone. Just having him round the place, showing people how to train and look after yourself. His professionalism is second to none.”
It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it?
Harry Redknapp has been in the QPR job a matter of hours and already the 65-year-old has confirmed an interest in bringing former England captain David Beckham to Loftus Road.
Redknapp is a huge admirer of Beckham, who spent a month training with Spurs in January this year while Redknapp was in charge at White Hart Lane. Despite Spurs’ best efforts, Becks did not play a game for the club but Redknapp was quick to praise his impact on the squad.
While rescuing QPR from their current mess would undoubtedly constitute a ‘challenge’, which is exactly what Golden Balls professes to be looking for, it’s hard to see the 37-year-old joining the Hoops.
Anyone who has been to Loftus Road will know that it is hardly the most glamorous of locations and Becks has offers from places as far flung and exotic as Paris, Melbourne, Madrid, Brazil and China. Why on earth would he chose Shepherd’s Bush?
Whether or not Redknapp really believes he could convince Beckham to join or whether this is a clever PR stunt remains in question but, frankly, the former Real Madrid and AC Milan star is far more likely to jet-set to another foreign destination, rather than face a proverbial string of wet Tuesday nights in Stoke, with QPR.
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