Neville bid insulting - Moyes

BY foxsports • February 1, 2011

Spurs made a bid for the Toffees skipper earlier in the transfer window before returning with an increased offer on deadline day. Moyes claims Spurs made an opening bid of £250,000 for Neville and then returned with an offer of £500,000 for the former Manchester United man on Monday. Moyes was unhappy with the nature of Tottenham's bid, admitting he thought it was the most "surprising offer" of his career. "We have had an offer from Tottenham of £250,000 which we received on Saturday afternoon. Then it was upped to £500,000 on Monday morning," said Moyes. "I think that is insulting. It was £250,000 on Saturday afternoon when I was leaving the ground and they upped it to £500,000 on Monday morning. That was £250,000 now and £250,000 paid in a year's time. "There is no reaction to that. I think an offer like that for Everton's captain is a disrespectful offer to the club and I think it is a disrespectful offer for a player of Phil's qualities. "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 as surprising an offer as I have known in my career. "I spoke to Harry on Saturday afternoon. He made the bid. We had a bit of banter about horses and things. There has been a lot of people saying things, but Saturday at 4pm was the first time we had an offer." Redknapp confirmed Spurs' bid for Neville as he looked to add some versatility to his squad. "We made an offer to Everton but if David doesn't want to sell him, that's fine," noted Redknapp.


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