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Liverpool Star – Tottenham Tried To Sign Me

Liverpool winger Stewart Downing admits he was close to a move to Tottenham.

The former Aston Villa wide man has been excellent since his switch to Liverpool in the summer, but concedes he was close to a move to north London on two separate occasions. He said:

“Tottenham made a couple of moves for me when I was at Boro. There were offers in the summer of 2008. Spurs came in again that following January. Then I got injured.

“Because I was injured I think Spurs were reluctant to come back in.

“The big thing for me was that Martin O’Neill was pushing hard for me to join Villa. If a player is injured then it takes a lot of trust to sign him.”

Downing’s early form hasn’t gone unnoticed after he was selected for England in their two European Qualifiers earlier this month.

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  1. MHS

    September 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Oh, if only. Then we probably would have looked across the Chanel. 20mn & another 2.2mn may be, Mata would have been Red

  2. Bogdan

    September 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Bad luck they didn`t…..and by the way ….he is no star…just an ordinary boy much overpayed.

  3. Umarr

    September 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Kenny Dalglish is still perfect despite the heavy defeat to spurs

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