White Hart Lane

Next Game

Tottenham v West Brom

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

The Hawthorns

Last Game

West Brom 0 - 2 Everton

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Reid admits to other offers

Steven Reid has revealed that he snubbed more lucrative offers from the Championship in favour of staying at West Bromwich Albion.

Last Updated: 20/07/13 at 19:19 Post Comment

Steven Reid: Has penned a new 12-month contract at West Brom

Steven Reid: Has penned a new 12-month contract at West Brom

The 32-year-old has agreed a new 12-month deal with the Baggies, taking him into a fourth full season with the club.

The versatile Republic of Ireland international admits he had the opportunity to take on a new challenge away from The Hawthorns, but claims stepping out of the top tier was never in his thoughts.

Reid said in the Birmingham Mail: "There were other options for me. I was in a position where I was available to talk to other clubs, which I did.

"I spoke to a couple of managers, two I've played with, and had really good chats with them.

"But when I weighed things up with the family and where I want to be and play, this was still the best option for me as a footballer."

He added: "The talks, as they do sometimes, were not quite progressing how I liked.

"At that moment in time in the summer I thought that was it but I was still hopeful something might get sorted.

"I spoke to the gaffer throughout the summer and luckily enough the deal was sorted and agreed - and I was delighted to come back.

"I was close to going elsewhere but it was about staying in the Premier League.

"There were better financial offers on the table elsewhere. But, when you weigh it all up, it's the Premier League you want to be playing in. You want to be going to the big grounds.

"There were one or two offers from abroad as well but I've been in the Premier League for a long time and for me it's the best league in the world.

"I'm not showing the other leagues any disrespect. I've played in the lower leagues will Millwall, but the Premier League is the place to be."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Arsenal win 3-0 at Aston Villa to end the hosts' unbeaten start

Aston Villa’s unbeaten start to the season was ended by a devastating goal blitz as Arsenal enjoyed a 3-0 away win.

Premier League: Newcastle draw with Hull City as Papiss Cisse scores two

Substitute Papiss Cisse saved the day for Newcastle and under-fire manager Alan Pardew in their 2-2 draw with Hull City.

Premier League: Victor Wanyama earns Southampton 1-0 win at Swansea

Victor Wanyama broke the resistance of 10-man Swansea as Southampton left the Liberty Stadium with a 1-0 win.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property