David Beckham will not sign for Tottenham Hotspur, but will train with them until February 10, the club confirmed on Sunday, dpa reported.
Harry Redknapp admitted that a loan transfer from LA Galaxy was unlikely to go through because of problems over the player's insurance.
The former England captain will, though, train with Spurs for three weeks.
"It's important that I maintain a high level of fitness during the MLS off season," Beckham told the club website.
"I'm thankful to Tottenham and Harry Redknapp for giving me the opportunity to train with the team over the next month.
"I'm grateful to the LA Galaxy for allowing to me to train with Spurs. I look forward to getting to work as soon as possible."
Redknapp believes Beckham's presence will lift his side.
"David is a fantastic professional - he will be a great influence around the place and I am sure we will all benefit from his winning mentality," he said. "I think everyone will enjoy having him here."
"We'd love to have him here for longer but respect his commitments to LA Galaxy. They wanted him back in early February so that made it difficult to do a playing deal on the basis of three weeks."