David Beckham will train with Tottenham's first-team squad for the first time today after completing a series of medical tests at the club's training ground yesterday.
Beckham underwent several fitness tests and met the club's medical staff at the training complex in Chigwell and sported a Tottenham tracksuit as he left.
The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder will begin a four-week training schedule with the north Londoners as he looks to maintain his fitness during the MLS close season and prove to Fabio Capello that he deserves an England recall.
While the sight of Beckham in club apparel may have raised Tottenham fans' hopes of seeing the star play for the club, negotiations over a loan deal for him have so far failed.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp claimed at the weekend a deal looked like a "no-goer", but appeared to go back on that statement by insisting that a loan "could still happen" after watching his side beat Charlton 3-0 in the FA Cup third round.
It is believed Spurs are unwilling to pay the percentage of Beckham's wages the Galaxy are demanding but the parties could still come to an agreement for the 35-year-old, who last turned out for an English club in Manchester United's final match in 2003.
Beckham smiled and waved to the cameras as they caught glimpses of him during his six-hour stay at the Chigwell complex, which was broken up by an hour of tests at a local hospital.
Tottenham boss Redknapp hopes Beckham's arrival will help the development of several young players at the club.
Beckham's advisers yesterday rejected West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady's claim that Spurs were only trying to sign Beckham as a PR stunt to help the north Londoners beat the Hammers in their attempt to move to the London Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games.
Brady wrote in her newspaper column on Saturday: "Call me cynical but I smell a rat in the 'Beckham for Spurs' reports. They may feel he could help their rival bid to ours for the Olympic Stadium.
A Beckham spokesperson denied those claims yesterday, saying: "We would never get involved in anything like that."