Andros keen to learn from Becks
Andros Townsend is eager to learn from David Beckham, but accepts he may have to head out on loan.
Last Updated: 11/01/11 9:04am
Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend is eager to learn from his 'idol' David Beckham, but accepts he may have to head out on loan again.
Beckham underwent a medical at Spurs on Monday as talks continue to determine the nature of the LA Galaxy midfielder's stint at White Hart Lane.
Spurs had been hoping to sign the former England captain on loan, but there are also suggestions that Beckham could just spend the next month training with the title hopefuls.
Townsend is looking forward to Beckham's time with the club and is keen to make the most of the opportunity to train with the 35-year-old.
"It would be a massive boost for any youngster to have someone that is probably England's best ever player training with them," said Townsend.
"He is one of my idols. He can teach me a lot. He could teach anyone in English football a lot. He is an amazing player and he has had a fantastic career."
Townsend recently returned to Spurs from a loan spell at Ipswich Town and marked his debut for the club by scoring in Sunday's FA Cup win over Charlton Athletic.
The 19-year-old wants to make an impression on Harry Redknapp's first team, but accepts he may need another spell out on loan.
He added: "I just took my form into the Charlton match and hopefully I have shown everyone here what I can do.
"I would like to stay here but I might have to go on another loan and prove myself to the manager and the coaching staff.
"I haven't spoken to the manager about it. Maybe in the next few days we'll sit down and see where my future lies."
Meanwhile, Spurs coach Tim Sherwood said of the club's interest in Beckham: "He's a great ambassador for the country. Good luck to him.
"He's welcome to come and train with the club. If he eventually starts to play for us then that would be good. It's a complex situation."