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Downing: I nearly joined Spurs

September 18, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Liverpool's Stewart Downing has revealed he was close to joining Tottenham from Middlesbrough in 2008, but the London club were unsuccessful with transfer bids and ultimately missed out on the England international.

Downing instead joined Aston Villa for £12 million, where he enjoyed two seasons before being lured to Anfield by Kenny Dalglish. The 27-year-old is now hoping to show Harry Redknapp exactly what Spurs missed out on as Liverpool travel to White Hart Lane for Sunday's Premier ...

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