Phil Neville the subject of renewed bid from White Hart Lane.
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Harry Redknapp is ready to rock Everton with a second bid to snatch skipper Phil Neville before Monday’s transfer deadline.
MirrorSport understands the 34-year-old is interested in quitting Goodison for Champions League football at White Hart Lane.
Neville’s departure would be a hammer-blow for Everton boss David Moyes, who has already lost versatile midfielder Steven Pienaar to Spurs. But Redknapp is determined to land the former Manchester United man for his defensive abilities as well as his leadership – something the Spurs boss admits is in short supply in his dressing room.
Neville’s attitude, work-rate and willingness to play almost anywhere has made him one of Moyes’ most valued players.
The Scot dismissed Tottenham’s initial approach for the player, who has 18 months left on a four-year deal, earlier this month. But now Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is set for another bout of talks with Everton counterpart Bill Kenwright in a bid to change the position.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
This is the second time this rumour has cropped up in recent weeks, and when the story first broke, David Moyes was fairly vehement in his denial that Phil Neville would be sold.
“I spoke with Harry Redknapp briefly before the transfer window opened. Daniel Levy and Bill (Kenwright) had an even briefer conversation at our recent game against Spurs and mutually agreed that this would go no further,” said the Everton manager.
“At no time was any offer made – nor would one have been welcomed. Phil Neville is our captain and is an important part of the Everton set-up.”
Are Tottenham Hotspur about to renege on that mutual agreement, and if so, are Everton naive to believe that it would ever be respected?
While there may be a weak point at right back for Spurs, Everton are understandable reluctant to lose their leader.
He has also forged an admirable partnership in that position with Seamus Coleman on the right wing for the Toffees, and breaking that up in the middle of the season – with the team already struggling – could prove damaging for Everton.
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