The news is coming through that QPR have officially completed the loan deal for Newcastle’s Wayne Routledge, until the end of the season.
Wayne Routledge – off to QPR
But we have to wonder if Wayne has played his last game for the Newcastle club.
A lot will depend on whether QPR get promoted to the Premier League, because if they do, and Wayne does well through the end of the season, they will probably want to sign the Londoner.
If Newcastle are willing to let this lad leave at this time, you have to think they already have somebody lined up to bring in, wouldn’t you?
It could be Sebastian Larsson – if he’s finally come to his senses and wants to join the great Newcastle club, for a reasonable wage, and not an exorbitant one.
That’s what we’ll be hoping, however unrealistic that may be – because Seb’s still a good player and can certainly cross a ball.
Or maybe it’s Shaun Wright-Phillips of Manchester City, or maybe even Adam Johnson – and bringing Adam in would be really good – although it would only be on loan.
Maybe Newcastle loaned out Wayne, so they could afford to pay the huge wages of a Manchester City player – since the deal with Wayne at QPR is that they’ll pay his wages of £21K/week, according to reports.
That seems a really high wage for Wayne, if the reports are accurate.
Or maybe it’s Leeds United’s Max Gradel.
Or maybe it’s …………..
What do you think?