Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker admits he came close to joining Tottenham over the summer.

"There were certain conversations, which could have ended up with me going to Spurs but in the end it didn't happen - for whatever reason," said the 23-year-old midfielder.

"Another couple of players at our club, Ashley Young and Curtis Davies, were also linked with Spurs but, like me, ended up here and I believe we are all happy with our decisions."