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Beckham Loan Extended as Galaxy Plan Alliance with Spurs

February 12, 2011 by  
Filed under US Soccer

By: Alex Baker

Tim Leiweke has been a busy guy lately. Last month the AEG president and Galaxy owner unveiled a massive project for a new NFL stadium to be built in downtown LA. This week he spoke to reporters in England via conference call and revealed that David Beckham’s training loan to Tottenham is possibly just the beginning of a new partnership between the clubs.

“We have an existing relationship now,” said Leiweke. “Strategically you’ll see more of an alliance between us and Tottenham.”

According to a report on ESPN Los Angeles this partnership has the potential to include “player movement between the clubs.”

As Leiweke put it, “We are beginning to think outside of the box on football, whether that’s David Beckham training with Spurs or maybe players from Tottenham coming to Galaxy.” Leiweke, who is also involved in the Houston Dynamo and the Chicago Fire, also hinted there might be a summer friendly played between the clubs.

Leiweke also said he encouraged Beckham to go on loan with Tottenham in order to bolster the Galaxy’s relationship with Daniel Levy, the Spurs chairman.

“There are other examples of conversations we’ve had with Daniel,” he said. “In how to take that kind of cooperation and extend it to our team in the United States.”

Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has been on loan training with the London club throughout the winter and has just extended his stay until February 22 when he is to report back for preseason training at the Home Depot Center in Carson.

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