IS Beckham Enough capable to prove Himself again in EPL?
Tottenham close to David Beckham deal, says Redknapp
David Beckham in action for LA Galaxy
Midfielder Beckham agreed a five-year deal with LA Galaxy in January 2007
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp hopes that former England captain David Beckham will have joined Spurs on a short-term loan deal by Sunday.
The London club have been speaking to Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Beckham, 35, with the Americans understood to be open to his move.
"It will probably get done," said Redknapp. "The clubs are talking and there's a good chance it will happen."
Beckham's first match could be against his former club Manchester United.
Redknapp hopes Beckham will come to watch the club's FA Cup third round match against Charlton on Sunday, before being available to face league leaders United at White Hart Lane the following Sunday.
"I think he could be here on Sunday, possibly, if what I'm being told on the grapevine is right," said Redknapp, who learnt of Beckham's interest via his former Tottenham footballer son Jamie.
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"Hopefully he will come to the game. I'm not 100% sure but he could be here on Sunday. It's just sorting out the length of the loan [now] and one or two other bits and pieces."
Beckham could play up to 10 games for Spurs before he is due to return for the start of the Major League Soccer season when LA Galaxy face the Seattle Sounders on 15 March.
Other Premier League clubs such as Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United expressed an interest in taking Beckham on loan, but Spurs - where he trained as a boy - are the clear favourites.
The former Real Madrid player, whose main English home is in nearby Hertfordshire, trained with Tottenham before signing schoolboy forms with Manchester United n 1991.
"The loan is part of David's desire to keep fit and make himself available for England again," said a spokesman for Beckham on Monday.
Beckham had short-term playing spells on loan at Italian club AC Milan in 2009 and 2010, with the moves intended to improve his chances of being picked to play for his country.
BECKHAM'S POTENTIAL SPURS GAMES
MAN UNITED (H) - 16 Jan
Newcastle (A) - 22 Jan
Blackburn (A) - 2 Feb
Bolton (H) - 5 Feb
Sunderland (A) - 12 Feb
AC MILAN (A) - 15 Feb [CL]
Blackpool (A) - 22 Feb
Arsenal (H) - 26 Feb
Wolves - (A) 5 Mar
AC MILAN (H) - 9 Mar [CL]
England manager Fabio Capello last fielded Beckham in the 3-0 win over Belarus in October 2009 and recently urged him to return to Europe to prove his fitness.
Italian Capello had previously stated that Beckham was "too old" to be considered for future England teams, but subsequently suggested the player could force his way back into his plans.
Beckham has 115 international caps - 10 short of goalkeeper Peter Shilton's England record.
Tottenham Supporters' Trust chairman Bernie Kingsley told BBC Sport on Monday that he felt it would be "dreadful" if Beckham moved to White Hart Lane, while stressing this was his personal opinion and not representative.
Beckham, who was born and raised in London, has plied his trade abroad since leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid in June 2003.
The six-time Premier League champion has not previously been tempted by offers of a return to England, turning down the chance to discuss a similar deal with Everton in November while stating that, as a Manchester United fan, such a move was "too close to home".
He also denied any interest in a move to West Ham in July and rejected the chance to be reunited with former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson at Championship side Leicester in December.
Could Beckham make a real impact?
But Beckham recently told BBC Sport there was an outside chance of appearing for a different English club to United, and that he hoped to continue playing for two or three more years.
"I want to continue to play, I have no interest in stopping," he stated. "It might surprise people [now I'm 35] but I'm still loving the game and still enjoying it as much as when I was 25.
"I played in the Premiership for so many years with the club I always adored, and will always adore. I always said that I would never play for another English club in the future - but you never know."