If a report in the Newcastle Journal this morning is accurate, then Wayne Routledge comes across as a greedy footballer, and shame on him.
Wayne Routledge – wants loyalty payment – give me a break
The Journal is reporting today that it’s not that QPR are not interested in still buying the 26 year-old player, which were the reports out yesterday.
No, the reason his move to QPR has broken down, is that Wayne is stalling, because he wants a loyalty payment from Newcastle, and that’s based on the fact he did not ask for a transfer.
That’s from a player who has been at the Tyneside club for only 18 months, and spent the last 6 months on loan at QPR, and he’s also let everybody know he wants to join QPR permanently.
Wayne played only 36 times for Newcastle and this year he played 19 times for QPR, and he wants Newcastle to pay him a loyalty payment?
But he didn’t ask for a transfer and is arguing he is due some payment from Newcastle, which the club are unwilling to pay – for a player who has been at the club for such a short length of time.
We should shame Wayne into moving without the payment, because if this news is true, he epitomizes the greedy footballer of today who doesn’t seem to have a clue what it’s like working in the real world – because they have been so pampered throughout their careers.
With all the big money in football these days, it must be rather easy to become greedy – but you also have to stay ethical too.
At the end of the day – that’s the only real thing any person has – their ethics about following their own conscience about what’s right and what’s wrong.
We don’t want to be too harsh on Wayne, because these moves are usually made by their agents, but we think he will receive short shift from Newcastle fans – because they do live in the real world.
If indeed this is true and Wayne is behind wanting the payment – then shame on Wayne Routledge.