There were reports yesterday about Wayne Routledge that seemed very confusing, and it’s not clear if they had any truth to them.
Wayne Routledge – while at Newcastle
The 26-year-old right winger was sent on loan to his former club by Newcastle in January, and has played well at QPR, albeit back in the Championship.
And we don’t think he will be coming back to Newcastle, and would expect Newcastle to transfer him to QPR in the summer, and at least get the money back they paid QPR for Routledge 15 months ago.
The piece of the report that is confusing is that it says that Routledge has been allowed to terminate his contract with Newcastle, which runs through June of 2013.
The reports suggest he has received money up front to cancel his contract at Newcastle, but that would make Wayne a free agent, and then QPR could sign him for nothing.
New reports from Sky Sports this morning don’t mention this at all, and the reports only say that it is very likely QPR will sign the player in the summer from the Magpies.
Newcastle allowing Wayne to cancel his Newcastle contract makes no sense at all, and we have to assume this has been inaccurate reporting, but it would be good if Alan Pardew could clarify the matter.
Wayne has played 36 times for Newcastle with 3 goals.