Jol: Duo unlikely to arrive
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Martin Jol says he is set to miss out on Theo Walcott and Wayne Bridge.
Martin Jol has revealed Tottenham are set to miss out on Theo Walcott and Wayne Bridge.
Walcott is poised to seal his proposed move from Southampton to Arsenal while Chelsea defender Bridge has emerged as a loan target for Fulham.
Jol was interested in both Englishmen and, although the door has not been fully closed on Bridge, it seems likely that Spurs will have to look elsewhere for new blood this month.
"People know what our policy is," said Jol. "We would like to have the best talents in England and he [Walcott] is probably the best in his age group.
"It is disappointing but we have Aaron Lennon and he is just as good."
Bridge is determined to ensure first team football ahead of the World Cup finals in Germany this summer.
"It's more about Wayne Bridge than us," continued Jol. "He wants to play and we never guarantee players they will play.
"That is the only thing I can say about it.
"I rate him as a player, he is a very good player and we only have one left back.
"If somebody else can guarantee he will play, it's up to him."