Newcastle Agree £2M Fee With Nottingham Forest For Routledge


News today in the Newcastle Journal that the club  have agreed a fee with Nottingham Forest for winger Wayne Routledge.

Wayne Routledge – on his way to Nottingham Forest

The fee is £2M and that should be at least what Newcastle paid QPR for 18 months when Wayne arrived on Tyneside, and did a good job for the team in the second half of the promotion season.

It is being reported that Wayne could even join Forest within a day or two.

It seems that new Forest boss Steve McClaren has moved quickly for Routledge, who we think will be a good buy for any club looking for promotion next seaosn.

Wayne Routledge reported for pre-season training on Tyneside last Monday,  and it seems he was looking to get first team football elsewhere for next season.

So we assume he will jump at this opportunity to join the twice winners of the European Cup in 1979 and 1980, when the great Brian Clough was manager and his talented assistant, Peter Taylor, ran the club and had fantastic success.

Personal terms are still to be agreed, but it does look like Wayne could be on his way, and it looks like a good move for the London-born winger.

Wayne played 36 times for Newcastle with 3 goals.

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54 comments so far

  • estechco

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    and McGugan too please?

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #2

    get mcgugan as part of this n ill b happy

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  • estechco

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #3

    I was probably meant to say 1st or denied or something too?

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  • JackButler

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    Good championship player, but was left wanting in the premiership, but good luck to the boy

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  • jammylambo

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #5

    he showed in his loan move to qpr that hes a great signing for forest . fair play to the guy

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  • Nick 69

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    surely a swap deal for McGugan would make more sense

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  • tiotal football

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #7

    all the best in the future. Hopefully he can make the step up into the premier league if forest come back up!

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  • brobrotwins

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Gd luck wayne and also think mcgugan on his way coudnt see mike letting them have wayne if they said no to mcgugan

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  • JackButler

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #9

    How good/what position does this lad mcgugan play??
    never seen anything of the boy

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #10

    Well theres another £10mill spent.I think its a disgrace paying WR £4 mill to leave+ 4 years wages and agent fees

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  • tiotal football

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #11

    @ Cloin he’s not being compensated for leaving is he?

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  • mushy

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #12

    Lets not forget that the McGugan speculation is just that, speculation.

    And on that topic, the London Evening News is reporting that (“… according to sources) Arsenal are about to table a bid for Enrique, now that Clichy has gone. Sounds like a rescue job for our new Captain Colo.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #13

    id jus like to say congrats to sunderland on signing wes brown, john oshea, david vaughan, craig garderner, seb larrson, connor whickham, jong don won as they r makin r job even easier for next not one of these wud make r starting 11 i think that shows the strenght in our squad
    keep up the good work agent bruce

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  • G

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #14

    I wonder how long it will take somebody to post a quote from Twitter about the Arsenal bid for Jose? It’s from that Cwanker bloke so its probs wind and p**s but that doesn’t stop some people!

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  • tiotal football

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #15

    @JackButler plays in the middle of the park I believe. Saw him on the last game of the season against Palace and he looked pretty decent. Scored with a well taken finish as well.

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #16

    Just a joke

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  • JackButler

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #17

    tiotal football

    thanks fella

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  • G

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #18

    @ posts 9 / 14. Saw a few glimpses of him last season. Prefers right centre of midfield. Looks very promising, and the NF fans love him. He’s been compared to Jermaine Jenas, but without the pet issues.

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  • tiotal football

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #19

    @Cloin thank god lol
    although that was the reason his move to QPR fell through I think

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  • Burni

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #20

    I’m actually gutted! I’ve liked routledge since he got here and he’s had a hard time since we got promoted to the epl.

    Erm this mcgugan kid, take it he’s really good then? Coz I’m sure our midfield is absolutely packed as it is and do we REALLY need more?

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #21

    A swapsie for McGugan would be very nice indeed. He possesses a tidy bit of pace, and he can whip balls in much better than Routledge. One for the future…

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #22

    cloin – forest hav bid 2mill so how r we paying him to leave, plus he only has 2 years left ya talkin out ya arse m8

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  • countrylad14

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #23

    Davybtoon @ 13

    Agreed

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #24

    sorri cloin thought u were bein serious there lol

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  • Milner

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #25

    agree davy – 5under1and have made some butters signings – SO gald brown and O’Shay been taken, and are they still after Gibson?

    If Forest’s McGugan was part of the WR deal, would that not have been announced today also? could he be completing a medical? I like the look of him…

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #26

    Well if Mcgugan is not part of the deal i think its safe to assume that we are not interested and its just speculation.
    So lets not have people naming teams with him in it or on the bench if the Routledge deal happens as a straight cash deal

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #27

    I will accept your apology

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  • nufcmatt

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #28

    mcgugan is better than routledge so i doubt mclaren would want to do a swap deal, it’s probably just speculation since routledge was linked with forest some lazy journalist will have started a rumour, i would like mcgugan though he’d be a great back-up player to our french midfield

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  • JackButler

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #29

    Someone on twitter(?) is claiming that the bid for Erdinc has been accepted, funny as the player has said that he wants to stay with PSG, would have been a good signing

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #30

    Does this mean we are now looking to sign 3 players?

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #31

    brown n oshea 2 players who looked suspect in a class man utd teams n r gonna look terrible when ben arfa puts them on there arse

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  • Nick 69

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #32

    JackButler – just cos the player said he wants to stay doesnt mean the club cant accept an offer

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  • JackButler

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #33

    Nick 69

    agree mate, but its off twitter lol

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  • brobrotwins

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #34

    Think we will hear something on jose before end off week

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  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #35

    if the forest fella doesnt come as part of the deal then its obvious it was just paper rubbish.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #36

    b suprised if erding aint a toon by monday

    and if that rumour about a black guy 6,3 at sjp with charnley yesterday cud yaya sanogo 18 year old striker from france

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  • brobrotwins

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #37

    Cloin i personaly dont think we have a set number of player i think if deal is rite and will improve our team well get them be that 1 player of 4 players

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #38

    congrats to collo, hope he lead the team well next season
    sunderland bought 10 shite players …. we don’t need anymore midfielders

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  • JackButler

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #39

    yaya sanogo looks good on the Dennis Wise scouting forum (youtube)

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 8, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #40

    My point is that our squad last year was paper thin and we have made it thinner

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