Redknapp looking to seal deal for troubled midfielder.
The 25-year-old has fallen out of favour at Villa Park and is reportedly keen on a move back to London.
Tottenham are also thought to be interested in the former England U21 international.
Villa manager Martin O’Neill paid West Ham £8.5 million for Reo-Coker back in July 2007 and will want to recoup as much of that sum as possible.
However, the player’s contract expires in 18 months time, at which point he can leave for nothing, so Villa may agree a £3m January sale. (Telegraph)
Nigel Reo Coker’s much publicised spat with Martin O’Neill may well be a blessing in disguise for both the player and any interested parties. The former West Ham man has had a few problems at Villa Park mostly in relation to being played out of position and not managing to secure a run in the starting eleven. The midfielder has been played in a myriad of positions during his time at Aston Villa, most bizarrely and unsuccessfully at full back where initially he struggled greatly.
Harry Redknapp has openly stated that the club needs more options in the centre of it’s midfield and Reo-Coker may well jump at the chance of a move back to London and he may feel that given the great start Tottenham have made, that a move to White Hart Lane would be a step in the right direction.