‘Phil Neville Deadline Bid Was Insulting And Disrespectful’ – David Moyes

Chris Wright

1st, February 2011


By Chris Wright

Everton manager David Moyes has lambasted Tottenham’s £500,000 deadline day offer for club captain Phil Neville as ‘surprising, insulting and disrespectful’.

Speaking at a press conference this morning, a particularly peeved Moysie babbled:

“We have had an offer from Tottenham of £250,000 which we received on Saturday afternoon. Then it was upped to £500,000 (£250,000 now and £250,000 paid in a year’s time) on Monday morning. I think that is insulting.

“There is no reaction to an offer like that. I think an offer like that for Everton’s captain is disrespectful to the club, and I think it is a disrespectful offer for a player of Phil’s quality.

“I spoke to Harry (Redknapp) on Saturday afternoon. We had a bit of banter about horses and things, then he made the bid.

“I could understand it if he had six months to go on his contract, but he has 18 months to go and he has played more or less every game for Everton. I think it is the most surprising offer as I have known in my career.”

In summary, David Moyes is not best pleased about Spurs’ middling bid for Phil Neville.