English football star David Beckham has arrived at the training ground of Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur in preparation of his month-long training stint with the club.
The 35-year-old Beckham arrived at the team's facility east of London on Monday.
Tottenham had hoped to reach an agreement with Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy to have Beckham for a two-month playing loan. But talks broke down when the MLS club insisted that Beckham report with his Los Angeles teammates on February 10 to prepare for the 2011 season.
The Galaxy had been reluctant to allow Beckham to spend the offseason playing in Europe after he tore his Achilles' tendon playing for Italy's AC Milan last March and missed much of the MLS season. However, Hotspurs manager Harry Redknapp is still hopeful the loan agreement can be worked out.