QPR Sign Newcastle’s Wayne Routledge For £1.5M?

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.

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far


    May 13, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Strange one this lad – ive watched him a few times for QPR and he has looked great(as he did for us in the championship) He must have a mental block as he would not run at people and get into attacking positions in the Premiership. Still think he could do a job for us coming off the bench.
    Keep the Faith


    May 13, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #2

    I’m quite gutted Routledge has gone if this is true he’s an alright player, but aslong as AP plans to replace him with someone better I don’t mind. I don’t believe the Routledge deal has anything to do with Tarrapt but I hope I’m wrong.

  • alex84

    May 13, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    More money to the transfer kitty…hopefully

  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 13, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #4

    well now our squad depth has further decreased now we need to bring atleast 6 players one rb two strickers one Right wing player one left back one center back to replace campbell

  • Doctapaul

    May 13, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Hope the lad makes the grade this time and wish him well.

    I hope all supporters give him a good receptionn when he comes to St James next year. He was instrumental in our promotion campaign.

  • alex84

    May 13, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #6

    read today were after Franck Tabanou along M’bengue,
    any one no what Tabanou is like?????

  • toonarmy09

    May 13, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    All the best to Wayne in the future ,he was big part of our promotion last yr ,not a bad player at all ,just not the same player in the premier lg .Wish we could get Taarabt coming other way like !!

  • ginkoh

    May 13, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #8

    His price is too cheap for me 1.5m ? I think 4m is reasonable. Strange business from Ashley.

  • keeganjr

    May 13, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #9

    the norwegian geordie bastard are back.. hi folks.. i was watching the forrest- swansea game last night, and i dont understand the fuzz about williams.. he’s no better than we all ready got, just another body.. BUT this nathan dyer and chelsea guy borini i liked.. extremely quik feets, they were awesome.. we need strikers, 2-3 , 2 creative midfilders, and 1 back up for tiote.. left and right back, and one moster centerback, i cant help it, but i think SAMBA is a monster, and he would be briliant for us.. if we can get this, we would be more than ok next season.. push for europe

  • keeganjr

    May 13, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #10

    nathan dyer is miles better then routledge


    May 13, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #11

    Gona mis Wayne , was a decent squad player atleast beta dan strolla.

  • Jan Stavik

    May 13, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #12

    1.5m? We should be able to get more for Wayne. But honestly, he’s not good enough for the EPL, so I’m happy to see him leave.

    If we can get rid off Smith, Ameobi, R. Taylor, Perch and Campbell too, I’d be quite happy.


    May 13, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #13

    V could hav playd him insted of mr strolla up front

  • GeordieGerman

    May 13, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #14

    Good luck Wayne. I agree with Doctapaul and hope he gets a decent reception when he comes back to St James’ next season.

  • Klatoon

    May 13, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #15

    This deal should’ve included Adel Taraabt. I see we are not interested in Danny Graham and Elmander has entered talks with Galatasaray. I hope we press on with our interest for Osvaldo (we are said to have put in a bid awhile back). At Espanyol he plays as a lone striker which is good if we are to have Ben-arfa playing behind a lone striker next season. Big,strong,skilled and has awesome off-the-ball movement.

  • Thump

    May 13, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #16

    Damn shame. Good luck to him, though.

  • Brutooon

    May 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #17


    thats an easy 1.5 million we ever get !!!

    when he play at the premierleague, he :

    1) cant cross
    2) cant dribble past defenders
    3) passing is all backwards

  • The Entertainers

    May 13, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #18

    Wayne looks very good in the CCC but had consistently failed in PL, that’s the plain and simple truth of the matter.
    Cracking player on his day and wish him all the best. So first of a few to leave perhaps.
    Will all have question marks over their futures I reckon, only down side is Enrique apart they barely bring in £5million between them!

  • Rotonda heights

    May 13, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #19

    just wish we had tried him as a striker running on to through bals and getting behind the defence with his pace. he has shown he can finish if not cross the ball.

  • LoonyToonyMagPieMan

    May 13, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #20

    I would have liked us to try him up front as he is very fast and has a decent shot on him and would be a lot better than Shola. I could have seen Routledge and Nile Ranger have a very good partnership up front.

    Who do you lot to get promoted to the premier league out of Reading, Nottingham Forest, Swansea or Cardiff?

  • keeganjr

    May 13, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #21

    swansea is the best team.. they impressed me last night..

  • Davies

    May 13, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #22

    I still like the lad. Best of luck to him and all. He was a little blinder for us last season.

  • Billy1985

    May 13, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #23

    on skysports website it says 1m……

  • Partizan

    May 13, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Jamsha…I see you made your icon somehow 🙂

  • gorskino10

    May 13, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Worried if this money will go into the Kitty, because he is a backup player and something we have a massive lack off, if we get rid of Kuqi/Campbell, our bench will be full of Youth players our squad is wather thin as it is.

    I bet he will play well for QPR in EPL and most people will be saying “Why didnt he play like this at our club?”

  • lesh

    May 13, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Why oh why is this conjecture that Enrique’s off to Liverpool allowed to continue?

    If we want to do well, we should not, repeat not be selling our top players to Premiership rivals!

  • Manx Magpie

    May 13, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #27

    I bet he plays good next season.

  • elpaso_geordie

    May 13, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Watchin Forest a few times this season as well as highlights on BBC of the championship Lewis McGugan is the guy to go for. Should be reasonably priced, good pace and can go past a player as well as see a pass and good scoring record. Would be a great buy !!!!!

  • BeeGuy

    May 13, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Swansea look like a hustling mid-table Prem league team lst night, and that was with but 10 players. I hope they make it through. If they keep that core, they would look to survive the EPL as well. I’d doubt if they will be selling talent. I’d expect they would make a big push to buy Borini from Chelsea.


    May 13, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Prefer it if Cardiff came up in plce of Swansea!

    Simply because Cardiff have never played at the top level before and Swansea have!

  • ToonMatt

    May 14, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #31

    £1.5m? A bit more cash in the parasites back pocket.


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