Swansea City Now In For Newcastle Midfielder


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?

Comments welcome.



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40 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1

    If we are reluctant to fork out any money for players, i just wish we keep Routeledge. Might turn out to be a decent back up for Jonas.

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  • nightfa11

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #2

    how can u write articles so fast?:)

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #3

    straight swap can see this happening

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    id rather give lualua long term deal looks more promisein than routledge

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #6

    @Richguy-
    If we singed 4 more quality players for free than so be it. I would still like the money to be saved for future transfers when required but why is that so unreasonable to you?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Maybe a straight swap for Naylor then?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #8

    @6

    I never said it was unreasonable.

    I just get the impression from so many people on here that their impression is, if the money is not spent straight away, then it is taken out of the club.

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  • nightfa11

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #9

    i agree..we need money saved.. last season real offered van der vaart to spurs on the last day.. we need to have a back up if sth like that happens.

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  • Milner

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #10

    Be good if,

    Routledge out = Naylor IN.

    and Ranger out = McGugan IN.

    plus 2x strikers, and we’re done!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #11

    Richy

    Yes, we have done well so far. Wonderful. I said nothing to the contrary.

    But every week, 40,000 fans pay extortionate prices to watch that team, despite the sale of our captain & start striker for an enormous fee.

    So in view of this, it would be nice to not be negotiating over half million differences with clubs. It would be nice to say – “We think that this player is good enough to be Newcastle’s #9. Therefore, he is worth X amount. That’s what we’ll pay.”

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #13

    toondownsouth but we agreed a fee with psg for erding n terms but its emerged over the weekend that deal has stalled over payments owed to player/agent
    we also agreed a fee with lorient for gamerio but he turned us down

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #14

    Don’t forget that next year we’ll be dropping 150k a week off the wage bill with Smith, Xisco & Barton gone. Make that 200k if Enrique leaves.

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #15

    i would accept there bid then once everything sortd tell them 1.5m only lets them talk to the player, we now want 10m.

    How u like it Huw !!!

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #16

    toondownsouth but one the problems cud b there commited to bringin new signings till these players r actually off the wage bill especially xisco n smith

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #17

    @11

    People keep mentioning KN & AC but I think both sales were for the good of the club – Not many clubs would turn down the silly AC offer.
    KN wanted a contract which would not have been of benefit to the club, and also, I could not see him starting every game for us this coming season.

    Re. a striker, I think there will be something in the pipeline before the new season, there is a lot of time left yet. Also, we dont want to issue the No.9 shirt to just anyone.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #18

    davybtoon

    I have heard these things from the press, yes. And if true, that’s fair enough. The club said at the weekend that they have two more targets, both internationals, and that’s fantastic.

    I just hope we don’t miss out on those two as well over details.

    Who knows how much we’re talking about for Erdinc? If Newcastle are getting a new #9 for only 7m, that’s an absolute bargain – so why not just pay the extras and sign him.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #19

    nufc rich – ill b well happy if we get long n mcgugan n ntaylor plus top quality ryt winger

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #20

    & Richy

    Nearly every post I’ve ever made on those two confirms my view that it was for the good of the club. Carroll is really shining at Liverpool on that injury table, and Nolan moved to one of the top clubs that were rumored to be interested didn’t he?

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  • Milner

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #21

    not too sure if I’d want Bartender coming to us, generally never liked him – tho he did have a good season just gone, and showed he’s defo got goal scoring ability.
    Did u know that he’s of Royal Danish blood, and would have been fabulously wealthy regardless of playing footy? *

    *This is not counting against his personality – just explains that whole silver-spoon-up-the-a88-look he wears on his boat race.

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  • nufcgaz687

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #22

    speaking of long would any one give him the #9 i my self dont think he is ready for it yet myself i would wait and see how he does first the season coming then next year look at giving him it like we did with AC

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #23

    @14

    IF they leave.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #24

    toondownsouth – the problem with erding isnt from r side its psg owe him n his agent bonuses

    i can defo see long n ntaylor happening this week with routledge, ranger, guthrie all leaving i wud not sell best n i still think erding cud happen

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #25

    @22

    I would not sign anyone and give them the No. 9 straight away.

    No. 9 should be earned, so I would like to see this season out with us having no No. 9.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #26

    Who do you guys recon will get Nolan’s #4 shirt next year?

    Benny will be #10, Cabaye was – I think – #7 at Lille, but I’d be surprised if Barton has that taken from him. It’d be another hard push towards the exit if he did.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #27

    still think some young ones like yaya sanago oe khouma babacar could b comin in aswell

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #28

    McGugan looks good, but then, Perch looked good for Forest in the Fizzy Pop too.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #29

    @26

    Tiote?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #30

    Sorry for the double post –

    I wouldn’t give anyone the #9 shirt in their first season. That would be completely disrespectful.

    Richy

    Aren’t Smith, Barton & Xisco’s contracts up?

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  • nufcgaz687

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #31

    @NUFC_Richyg01

    me to leave it vacant and see which forward has the better season and earns it

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #32

    someone like erding or sow will get it straight away pardew already said he will give to someone

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #33

    @32

    In order to give it to someone, someone has to come in.

    The strikers we have are not near good enough.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #34

    smith n barton hav a year left n xisco has 2 years left

    giving someone the no9 shirt is not disrespectful after how carroll treated

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #35

    nufc rich – which means he must b confident of getting his striker targets in like i said i wud not rule erding out just yet

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  • nufcgaz687

    Jul 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #36

    davybtoon

    maybe some one proven in a top league then maybe but any one eles

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 11, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #37

    @35

    I think our striker will be someone we have not been linked with.

    A lot of our signings lately we have not been linked to and deals have been done out of the eye of the media.

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  • jonny_ringo13

    Jul 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #38

    HE REALLY NEED TO GO, MIGHT DO WEL AT SWANSEA, BUT I THINK WE HAVE BETTER NOW

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Everything-Newcastle-United-20112012/169761986420510

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  • banjax

    Jul 11, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #39

    Neil Taylor for Routledge + Swansea pay £1 mil. Good business !

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  • Obafan

    Jul 11, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #40

    NUFC_Richyg01
    I think you could be right that there will be a new striker who we never were linked with. But I think that will be difficult cause we were linked with almost every striker ;-)))

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