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.