Beckhham not a marketing tool, can buy any club he wants: Redknapp

Monday, January 3, 2011

LONDON - Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has said that ace midfielder David Beckham is so wealthy he could buy any Premier League club he wants.

Beckham’s pending loan move from LA Galaxy back to the Premier League has attracted criticism that he will be used as a marketing tool.

Redknapp is more determined to pull off one of his greatest managerial coups because some critics have suggested that Beckham will join spurs for cash and selling shirts.

He said: “Beckham is coming here for the money? Don’t make me laugh. He probably has enough money to buy any club in the Premier League if he wanted, so how on earth can anyone say his move, if it comes off, is about money? Nonsense.”

“They have to realise David is fabulously rich and if he never earned another penny in his life, it wouldn’t matter to him at all. He is a multi, multi, multi, multi, multi-millionaire. It says a lot about him that a boy wants to do that,” The Sun quoted Redknapp, as saying.

“That was never a consideration. It wasn’t as if the chairman Daniel Levy came to me and said, ‘Let’s sign Beckham - he will do well in the club shop’. It wasn’t his decision.

“I went to the chairman and said, ‘I think David would be good to have around the place because of his ability and attitude’. He just said, ‘Fine’. It was up to me and me alone. And as for some saying it’s about massaging Beckham’s ego, that’s cobblers,” he said.

“Everybody respects David for what he does on the pitch. I’ve never heard anyone say a bad word about him,” the paper quoed Redknapp, as saying. (ANI)

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