The Daily Mail is reporting that Nottingham Forest have made an inquiry about Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge.
Wayne Routledge – can do a job for Championship club
It seems that Steve McClaren wants to take the 26-year-old winger to help in his attempt to get Forest promoted in the coming season, and Wayne would be a good buy for any Championship club.
Wayne did very well when he first arrived 18 months ago, and his excellent wing play helped Newcastle win the Championship by 11 points from WBA and automatic promotion by 32 points from 3rd placed Nottingham Forest.
But Wayne lost his way a little last season and he was eventually loaned out to former club QPR, where he played 19 times and scored 5 goals for the winners of the Championship last seaosn.
It seems that Wayne would return to QPR, but for whatever reason that deal did not go through.
We had thought that new Birmingham boss Chris Hughton might be interested in the player he signed for Newcastle United in January of last year, and maybe this approach by McClaren could spur Birmingham into the bidding.
There doesn’t seem much future for Routledge at Newcastle, but he is a top class Championship player and could do a job for a club in that division next season, especially one that that is trying to get promotion.
Wayne is available for £1.5M, and we think he will be in great demand – very soon.
Wayne had hoped to settle down at Newcastle, since he has already played for eight different clubs so far in his career, but it was not be be, and he will be joining some other club this summer.
We think that Nottingham Forest’s inquiry could see other Championship clubs come after the right winger.
For the record, Routledge played 36 times for Newcastle with 3 goals.