Some news today from the BBC today is that newly promoted Swansea City have made a bid of around £1.5M for Newcastle midfielder Wayne Routledge.
Wayne Routledge – Swansea now in for winger
We had an article out earlier today where the other Welsh club, Cardiff City, were interested in Wayne, and late last week Nottingham Forest were also after the player, and Wayne traveled to Nottingham to discuss personal terms.
A Swansea spokesman told BBC Wales Sport today:
“We have expressed an interest in Routledge and are in discussions with Newcastle,”
We’re sure Wayne would love to get another chance in the Premier League, and it may be that he is attracted to Swansea because of that reason.
If Newcastle can do a deal with Swansea for Wayne Routledge, we wonder if the club can at the same time solve the Neil Taylor dilemma.
Newcastle were ready to take 22 year-old Neil for around £1M, and there was said to be a release clause for that amount in his contract, but Swansea did not agree and said the clause only gave another club the chance to speak to the player.
We wonder if Swansea will now give up Neil Taylor, if they get 26 year-old Wayne Routledge, and maybe even a straight swap for the players could now be possible between the clubs?
That would give Swansea City a little more than the £1M that’s supposed to be the release clause in the Welsh International’s contract.
We think think the Neil Taylor situation will at least be brought up by Newcastle in the ongoing negotiations for Routledge.
What do you think?