There was news of this yesterday in the local Newcastle papers, and more news today, that QPR would like Wayne Routledge back playing for them.
Wayne Routledge – QPR want him back
The news is in the Daily Mirror, which is reporting QPR are to sign Wayne Routledge for a second time – on a £21K-a-week loan deal.
It’s not surprising that manager Neil Warnock, who has done a fantastic job at the London club since taking over last summer, wants to ensure he has enough quality in his side to nail down one of those automatic promotion places.
Routledge was signed this time last year, as one of five new players who came to the club, and helped us easily get promoted with a massive 102 points to win the Championship.
And last season Wayne played very well in 17 appearances, in which he scored 3 goals, and this season he’s made 19 appearances, although very few of those have been starts.
But since Alan Pardew arrived on Tyneside, Wayne has seen action as a substitute quite a few times, and Newcastle are currently short of wingers, so we cannot believe this would be a good deal for Newcastle.
And Wayne still has a chance to make it at the club, even though his form has not been as good this season, as it was when he first arrived.
But the lad, who turned 26 earlier this month, still has the potential to make it in the Premier League, and that’s what we would like to see him do at Newcastle.
We’d be very surprised if Wayne is allowed to leave on loan in January.
However, QPR have 21 year-old creative Moroccan midfielder, Adel Taarabt, playing very well for them, so whether Newcastle could do some kind of deal to get Adel, using Wayne as bait, so to speak, we don’t know.
And yes, we’re sure that’s the very last thing QPR supporters want to hear. 😀
What do you think?