Phil Neville says he has 'no regrets' after Tottenham transfer revelation

Pundit Phil Neville smiles prior to The Emirates FA Cup Final match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on May 21, 2016 in London, England.

Former Everton favourite Phil Neville says he has 'no regrets' after making a revelation about a potential Tottenham Hotspur deal.

The former Manchester United and Everton player turned pundit has often lived in the shadow of his brother Gary.

Mistakes in an England shirt saw Phil labelled as something of a liability for a large spell of his career.

But a move to Everton helped him restore his reputation as he proved a crucial player in a variety of positions during David Moyes' time at Goodison Park.

Neville went on to captain the Toffees and was well respected by supporters, not least for his famously full-blooded display against his old Manchester United teammates.

Pundit Phil Neville smiles prior to The Emirates FA Cup Final match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on May 21, 2016 in London, England.Phil Neville

However, what supporters did not know is that Neville came close to a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Speaking as a guest on Sky Sports Debate, Neville revealed he had an offer to join Spurs but has no regrets that the move didn't materialise.

"I had an offer to go to Tottenham in the January," Neville told Geoff Shreeves on Debate.

"Tottenham came in on January 3rd, they didn't bid much money, we were waiting, it came to the last day (of the transfer window) and I'll be honest with you the middle man, one of the agents in the deal, said 'Don't board the bus to the game, be bad in training, go around the place with a sulk on your face, play up basically.

"I just couldn't do that and ultimately I'm probably glad that the move didn't go through because I wasn't prepared to do that to get the move to go through.

"No (regrets), but I regret getting into talks because ultimately at the start I said to myself if Tottenham come in and Everton want to sell me I'll go.

"The month (of carry on in between) I regret because it almost cost me my relationship with the club."

Quite what Spurs fans will make of Neville's revelation is anyone's guess as he is a player that polarised opinion.

Referee Martin Atkinson shows Landon Donovan of Everton a yellow card for a foul on Benoit Assou-Ekotto of Spurs during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and...Neville in action against Spurs during his Everton days

Neville was very much one of those players who supporters loved when they played for your club but otherwise ridiculed.

Neville was discussing Spurs as he predicted Ross Barkley would sign for the North Londoners from his old club.

And the former defender-cum-midfielder also said Mauricio Pochettino was the best manager in the Premier League but feels his side could miss out on the top four because of the move to Wembley.

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