Ferdinand Loan Deal - Revealed!

Last updated : 26 November 2002 By Steve Hermon

After injuries to Nathan Blake and George Ndah, Dave Jones went in search of a striker to replace them.

He yet again chose to go for an experienced veteran, this time, Les Ferdinand. Despite being in his mid-thirties, Ferdinand is a great target man and would have been a great asset on a temporary basis.

I can reveal that Glenn Hoddle refused to speak to Dave Jones about a loan deal, but Wolves still pursued it and were thrashing out a deal with Tottenham's chief executive.

Obviously they were all for a deal, but only at a certain price.

The loan probably would have only lasted around a month,maybe two, but Tottenham wanted:

A straight up loan fee of £250,000 and wanted £10,000 for every goal he scored while on loan at Wolves!

That was a shocking amount, but maybe, some would say luckily Glenn Hoddle intervened and cancelled the deal saying Ferdinand was still an important member of his squad.

So, Wolves are still on the look out, with Noel Whelan's name being thrown in to the fray, but for now they have called back Adam Proudlock from his loan spell at Tranmere and he is expected to go straight in to the squad for Saturday's televised game against Rotherham.

It seems that while I haven't been writing, Wolves have hit good form, so I hope I do not jinx this good run!

We have been there once before already this season and in 120 minutes of football we scored four but conceded the same amount, eventually losing on penalties in that Worthington Cup tie.

This time around, I think we will be able to get a win. I say 3-1!

C'mon Wolves!