Date: 2nd January 2008 at 10:06pm
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Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd will be on red alert this week after it was revealed in the national press that Tottenham Hotpsur could be about to offload winger Wayne Routledge.

The lightening quick ex Palace wideman has been on the top of Boothroyd`s wanted list for some now and the Hornets gaffer tried to sign the Spurs flyer on emergency loan in November before turning his attentions to Lionel Ainsworth.

Routledge has endured a tough spell in North London being shipped out on loan to Portsmouth and Fulham and it is believed that the 22 year old will turn down the chance to rejoin Palace on loan in favour of a permanent move away from White Hart Lane.

The former England U21 star has also caught the eye of Sunderland after being frozen out of action under the new Juande Ramos regime – He is yet to feature in a matchday squad under the Spaniard and has failed to make the 18-man cut in the UEFA Cup whilst promising youngsters Adel Taarabt and Kevin Prince Boateng have leapfrogged him in the pecking order.

Yet Boothroyd remains a big fan of the London born winger and said of the 2 footed paceman “I like Wayne and I`ve tried to get him a couple of times. He`s a player I do like and we`ll have to see where we go with that”