Villas-Boas rules out Becks move

Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out bringing David Beckham to Spurs, despite admitting he remains a "wonderful player".

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Beckham: Trained with Tottenham two year

Beckham: Trained with Tottenham two year

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out bringing David Beckham to White Hart Lane, despite admitting he remains a "wonderful player".

The news will come as a blow to Spurs striker Jermain Defoe, who claimed earlier on Friday that Beckham, who plays his final game for the Los Angeles Galaxy this weekend, would be welcomed to Spurs with open arms.

Tottenham tried to sign Beckham on loan two seasons ago during the MLS off-season but the deal fell through, although the former England captain did train with the north London club for six weeks.

Villas-Boas reckons that - even at 37 - Beckham is a top player, but insists he will not be offering him a contract.

"He is such a wonderful player," the Tottenham manager said.

"The rhythm of the Premier League is intense but he has so much experience of it.

"He brings so much to English football. That's why everyone is anxious to see which move he is going to take.

"It would be good to have him back in Europe, but not here, no. I don't think so."

Having won six Premier Leagues and one Champions League at Old Trafford, Beckham has previously stated he has no desire to play for another English top-flight club other than Manchester United.

However, that did not stop Defoe from earlier declaring the former Real Madrid should come to Tottenham.

The Spurs striker told Absolute Radio's Rock 'N' Roll Football: "He can come to Spurs if he wants - we'll have him here.

"He's a fantastic player and I think a credit to the game.

"If you talk about someone that's done everything in a game and to still want to play and still have another challenge and still want to achieve something, when you've achieved so much, I think that's a special person.

"He's someone that I look up to, a legend in the game."

Defoe is on the brink of surpassing Beckham's goal tally for England, with both on 17.

"Sorry Becks but I think I'll do it," he said.

"One more goal. It would be nice, not because of overtaking people, but it's always nice to score goals for your country.

"It's something that I've always wanted to do and then, when you do it, it's the best thing in the world."


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