Date:Friday January 13 2006
Tottenham Hotspur manager Martin Jol today dashed Wolverhampton Wanderers' hopes of holding on to midfield loan ace Tom Huddlestone for the remainder of the season, declaring 'I think he'll come back'.
Huddlestone, 19, who joined Spurs from Derby County for £2.5M last summer, arrived at Molineux in October for an initial one month's loan, after the talented youngster failed to land a first-team place at White Hart Lane.
Wolves officials battled relentlessly to extend this loan period when it expired in last November, after Huddlestone put in a string of top quality performances, and it was finally agreed that Huddlestone, who can also play at centre-back, would remain at Molineux until January 21.
Wolves boss Glenn Hoddle had indicated that he would like Huddlestone to remain at the Championship side for the remainder of this season, but after Spurs offloaded midfield duo Sean Davis and Pedro Mendes to Portsmouth yesterday, Dutch coach Jol indicated that Huddlestone would be likely to travel back to London in eight days time.
Jol said: 'Huddlestone has got an agreement until January 21 and I think he will come back.'
Wolves CEO Jez Moxey has not given up on thrashing out a late agreement with the White Hart Lane hierarchy, but he admitted the sale of Davis and Mendes to Portsmouth had crippled Wolves' chances.
Moxey said: 'The long and short of it is that they said if they sold some players or got injuries in midfield, then they are likely to call him back.'
Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or to join in the debates on the forum.
Go on, get vitalled!
Wanderers duel for supremacy (Friday September 19 2014)
Wolves target to line up against us? (Friday September 19 2014)
Jackett identifies new forward target (Thursday September 18 2014)
Another fine point for Wolves (Wednesday September 17 2014)
Honours Even At The Valley (Wednesday September 17 2014)
Stats: Charlton Athletic v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Tuesday September 16 2014)
Have Wolves struck a deal for striker? (Tuesday September 16 2014)
New contract motivates Evans (Tuesday September 16 2014)
Wolves miss out on Wood AGAIN (Monday September 15 2014)
Wolves get another point in the bucket (Sunday September 14 2014)
|7. Derby County||7||3||3||1||5||12|
|RUFC - Evans Says Brandy Will Be Back
» Rotherham : 19/09/2014 14:22:00
|Vital Preview: Derby v Cardiff
» Cardiff : 19/09/2014 14:19:00
|Experienced Leader And A Settled Side
» Cardiff : 19/09/2014 14:18:00
|Cherries to sign Artur Boruc
» Bournemouth : 19/09/2014 13:27:00
|RUFC - Evans Blames Mistakes For Tuesday Loss
» Rotherham : 19/09/2014 13:18:00