Dowie waits on Routledge deal
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Iain Dowie is frustrated at the ongoing Wayne Routledge transfer saga.Crystal Palace boss Iain Dowie has revealed his frustration at the ongoing Wayne Routledge transfer saga with Tottenham.
Tottenham have been trailing the England Under-21 international for some time with Routledge turning down a new deal at Selhurst Park.
Spurs have had two previous bids rejected for Routledge, but with the player seeing out his contract they are hoping to agree a compensation package with Palace.
It is believed that Routledge has agreed terms over a move to White Hart Lane, but that both sides are unable to agree a compensation fee.
Dowie admitted both clubs are trying to reach a compromise, but that a deal is far from being done.
"We are attempting to do a deal with Tottenham but it is proving very difficult," Dowie told the PFA's official website.
"We are hoping not to have to go to a tribunal, we hope to be able to rough it out with Spurs."