Routledge Could Return To Tottenham

Last updated : 19 January 2007 By Sam
Manager Chris Coleman is keen to sign the player, who has been on loan at The Cottage for all of this season, on a permanent deal but has admitted that Spurs' asking price is way behond Fulham value.

"He's a player we want but it's got to be the right price. It's not going to be a panic signing," said Coleman.

"I won't have Tottenham pulling my pants down over the fee. They are at one price - we're at another.

At the minute it looks like he's going back. Tottenham want to take him back this month.

"If they take him back and play him fair enough, but I'll be disappointed if they take him and he's not even in the squad - what's the point of that?

"We want to keep Wayne because he's done well for us and Wayne wants to stay because he wants to play first team football and he'll get that here."