News in the Daily Express today that QPR have signed Wayne Routledge.
Wayne Routledge – in action last season for Newcastle
The news is that QPR have made their first summer signing – and it’s said to be a £1.5M deal for right winger Wayne Routledge from Newcastle.
Newcastle are probably getting their money back on the player they just signed 16 months ago from QPR.
This sale was obviously part of the loan agreement struck with QPR in January.
While Wayne was very good in the Championship for Newcastle, he again struggled in the Premier League this season, and it seems that new manager Alan Pardew did not rate him highly.
That’s one reason Wayne was surprisingly loaned out to QPR in January, but he has again impressed in London, and will now get another chance to show he is a Premier League class player – but not with Newcastle.
Wayne was one of the four players we thought would leave Newcastle in the summer, the other three being Sol Campbell, Shefki Kuqi and Jose Enrique, whom we expect to join Liverpool – for as big a fee as the Magpies can get for him.
Wayne helped Newcastle get promoted last season, and he deserves great credit for that, and we wish the lad all the best of luck back at QPR.
For the record Wayne made 36 appearances for Newcastle with 3 goals and 8 assists, and this year played 19 times for QPR with 5 goals while on his loan spell.