Swansea Still Have Hopes On Wayne Routledge


We had thought that Leicester City would be signing Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge very soon.

Wayne Routledge – lots of clubs still interested

But still no news on which club Wayne will go to, given that Leicester City, Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest Cardiff and Swansea are all said to be pursuing the talented right winger.

Swansea Chairman has today confirmed that  Routledge is indeed among manager Brendan Rodgers’ targets, but he is just one of a number of other players being looked at.

This is what Jenkins said today:

“Wayne Routledge is one of a number of options we are pursuing. Like always at this time of the year, we have got to go around looking at the options and seeing what deals can and can’t be done.

“It’s just a matter of weighing all those things up, really, and seeing what deals can and can’t be agreed and our manager will make the decisions as we go forward.”

“If our targets become available and we can get them out of the clubs they are at, obviously we are going to try to do that to make sure we are competitive when the season starts.”

We’re definitely looking to bring in a few more, but whether that’s going to be three or  four players, we will have to see.”

Swansea will need to improve their squad significantly if they are to survive in the Premier League.

And of course the very last thing they will want is to be relegated next may, and their Welsh rivals Cardiff City promoted.  Ouch!

Routledge spent this year on loan at former club QPR, after he was unable to get into the Newcastle side, but he was unable to agree a permanent deal.

Comments always welcome.



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20 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Yeah maybe they will, when they accept that they are to loose Neil Taylor to us.

    But I think Leicester will be his Routledge’s destination.

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #2

    As long as he is sold I dont care to whom.

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  • blissna

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d love to see him do really well wherever he goes. I think he was a cracking player with bags of potential.

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  • metaloverlord

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Good luck to the lad! I just don’t think he is a premiership player. A bit like Chopra, his level is championship.

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  • P.I.

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #5

    @blissna

    I think he was a cracking player with bags of potential.

    Eh? He’s been sold from every club he’s played for because he HASNT reached his potential.
    Great player in the Championship, utterly toothless in the Premier.

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  • niafron

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Bonjour messieurs.

    As, i’ve seen, you were speaking of Erding early. Well, the PArdew’ interview is absolutely not perceveid the same way Ed perceveid it in France, and she will make some noise, for the french press, who is mainly centralised in Paris didn’t have liked at all Pardew’s words…

    Concerning Erding himself, nothing new, he is still expected to remain in Paris, and the press consider Pardew’s interview as a Show down with him and his agent.

    I think, in the day to come, NUFC will lose his illusions about his good reputation in France…

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Really can’t see Barton starting against Arsenal now thanks to this visa trouble. That will leave him only the Fiorentina friendly to play with the first team and make a positive enough impact to earn a starting role. Will be interesting to see who gets the most time out wide right for us while in America.

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  • niafron

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #8

    If you can read french or if you can Translate that:

    http://www.foot01.com/equipe/paris/quand-erding-met-le-manager-de-newcastle-en-rogne,74193

    The love story is maybe over… (but don’t worry, i will still comme to your place every other week end and for hollidays!)

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #9

    barryvenison
    I would hope its Jonas out on the right while in the US unless we bring in someone else I dont see any other person who could play there

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Haha has the NUFC bigger club than PSG comment not gone down well in France

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  • sweendog

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #11

    yep we’re bigger than PSG 🙂 .. interesting that should stir up the Paris giants .. PSG are actually a very big club ..

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  • Ollieh51

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Basically, it says that he is 3rd chouce after the Grameiro transfer and he wants to run down his contract.

    We bid €10m but he wasn’t interested and then pardew came out with his statement. I believe this will be on the back of agent negotiations as opposed to him sayign it directly hence Pards coming out and saying what he did.

    So he’s worth €10m and Remy went to Marseille for €15m…

    Can we stretch a bit and look at him if he’s interested?

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  • In my opinion it was Stupid of Pardew to say that….

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 13, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #14

    Maybe daft from a fans point of view but french fans dont think of us highly anyway it seems to be agents and players who like NUFC and us saying we are bigger (in all fairness I agree) is nothing new

    If we said we were smaller what player would want to come to us from PSG?

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  • niafron

    Jul 13, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #15

    For me, the two club are very close. 45 000 seats in “Parc des princes”, Paris got one european cup (cup winners or C2), two champion titles, but most recent thant the four of NUFC.

    The two squads are very close two.

    A game would be interesting…

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  • niafron

    Jul 13, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #16

    very close too (one more time, sorry for my english…)

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  • Davies

    Jul 13, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #17

    To be fair, Pardew also said that PSG will be playing Champions’ League football, which was very nice of him, seeing as they won’t….

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  • niafron

    Jul 13, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #18

    GO to go, we will speak of that later, for there is things to say.

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  • Davies

    Jul 13, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Oh, and I quite like Routledge as a player. Shame he doesn’t seem to be able to make the step up. A joy to watch in the Championship.

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  • MrToon

    Jul 13, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #20

    how come we keep hearing that if taylor or anyone is signed after this weekend, then they miss the American tour. Can’t a player fly out and meet up with the team?

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