Woody’s Loan Spell Will Be In The Championship

Tottenham’s injury plagued defender Jonathan Woodgate, who has been told he can leave the club on loan in January in a bid to gain match fitness is already interesting a host of clubs as we enter only the second day of the transfer window.

Woodgate, 30, has already been linked with a move to his boyhood club Middlesbrough in the last few days. It now seems another of his former clubs in Leeds United have joined the race for the 8 cap defender.

Leeds boss Simon Grayson is said to be a big admirer of Woodgate and would jump at the chance to bring him back to Elland Road. Leeds have performed amazingly this Championship season, despite selling arguably their hottest property in Jermaine Beckford and find themselves in 4th place at New Year.

Woodgate would offer some much needed stability in a side that does have a tendency to leak soft goals as this weekends 3-3 draw with Portsmouth suggests.

Leeds are not the only club to be linked with the former Real Madrid star, Championship leaders QPR and highfliers Cardiff City have also expressed their desire to bring in Woodgate.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has expressed an interest in taking Woodgate north of the border but the Hoops would only be interested in a permanent deal for the player.

As Woodgate isn’t registered as part of Spurs 25 man Premier League squad, if a suitable financial settlement could be reached the deal may take place.

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