Transfer talk

Neville: Spurs link was "flattering"

February 8, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Everton skipper Phil Neville says it was happy to be wanted by Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.

Phil Neville: An unlikely transfer target
GettyImagesPhil Neville: Spurs bid denied

Spurs were linked with the former England international over the course of the last week of the window, and had a bid in the region of £1.5 million turned down on Deadline Day.

Everton were furious with the offer, claiming it was way below what they valued the ex-Manchester United utility player.

But Neville insists he is pleased to hear of such interest from other clubs, saying: "It is always flattering to be linked with a club like Spurs, but there is only one man who makes the decision and that is (Everton manager) David Moyes.

"The bid has been turned down so let's get on with the football. I am the Everton captain and I love playing for this club. The fans have accepted me and I have taken them to my heart.

"I love it here and when you enjoy playing for a club like I do for Everton, then you are happy to leave everything in the hands of the manager.''