Magpies Accept £1.8M From Swansea For Wayne Routledge

The Daily Mirror is reporting that Swansea are ready to sign Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge for £1.8M.

Wayne Routledge – Newcastle accept £1.8M bid for winger

Swansea have been interested in the winger for over a week, but we had thought that Leicester City may have been in the driving seat to get the former Tottenham and Aston Villa winger.

But news tonight that Swansea have had their third bid for the player accepted, and the bid is said to be £1.8M.

It seems that Newcastle had rejected two previous bids for their winger from the newly promoted Welsh side, until Swansea got to an acceptable price level for Newcastle to finally accept.

Wayne will be a good signing for Swansea, if he does indeed sign, and the winger will get another chance to prove he is a Premier League player.

The former England Under-21 international was not on the plane to Kansas City yesterday, for Newcastle’s 10 day and three game tour of America, and he will now discuss personal terms with Swansea, as the next step.

We suppose it’s still not absolutely certain that Wayne will sign for Swansea City, because we understand that he has already talked terms with clubs like Nottingham Forest , without being able to reach an agreement.

But it could be that this deal is also signed fairly quickly – we’ll just have to wait and see.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • 09nufc09

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed… The bid of 1.8 was rejected and swansea came back with a higher bid which was accepted.

  • shamsoftabriz

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Wayne had his moments in the Championship campaign and certainly helped us gain promotion. He’s not bad, but on our squad, he’ll ride the pine–not a bad move to get nearly 2 million for him. He could help Swansea.

  • Dannyo

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Aye, 2 million is a good fee for the lad i think, a good bit of business that. Anyone remember what we got him for?
    Now throw in Perch aswell so we can get him off the books. He’s an average championship player at best.
    Probably the player i want to see gone the most atm.


    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Good move for Routledge, deserves another crack at the Premier league

  • calvinzolamakongo

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Always liked him tbh thought he could of helped us in the last half of the season when he was at qpr but if he goes I’m sure we will be signing else aswell as a striker

  • calvinzolamakongo

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #6

    Someone else *

  • GeordieDan

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #7

    God money for Routledge.

    Take it and put towards quality Ashley.

    Don’t pocket it!


    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #8

    nother 2 mill pocket money for ashley

  • geordie1976

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Great business for Swansea!

    Shame we won’t see any of the money.

    P.S. There is obviously no hard feelings over being shafted for Taylor lol


    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Is that ever gunna happen.. He’s said its all to be invested in to the club, not infest himself 😉


    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #11

    the fish n chips are on the fcb

  • Andy

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #12
  • Special K

    Jul 18, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Have to thank him for coming in and really keeping our momentum going during that Championship year and I actually thought he started the year a lot better than Jonas but unfortunatly that was short lived. I wish him well

    We defo need a pacy striker to play off Ba, be that Erdinc, Long or someone else, in the mould of Shearer/Bellamy

  • GeordieDan

    Jul 19, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #14


    Must be true then aye! 😉

    Hope everyone shows any links they find for these pre-season friendlies coming up.

    Should be some decent streams kicking about with it being in the States(hopefully).

    Got serious footy withdrawl symptoms now lyk.

    A few more weeks and I’ll be getting the Subbutteo out! 😀


    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #15

    why the f**k didnt they just do a straight swap for neil taylor, oh wait yeah thats right cause the fat man wanted the money

  • toontoonblacknwhitearmy

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #16

    Why did we not get Naylor in a swap deal?

    Surely if we actually wanted him it would have crossed Ashley’s mind…

  • ogm

    Jul 19, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #17

    You know I’m really getting sick of the Ashley bashers. OK he’s done things wrong, but he’s putting the club back on a firm financial footing and getting us straight for the new financial fair play rules.

    But at the end of the day he owns the club, its a business and if he wanted sell every player and bring in a pub team then thats his right.

    Don’t like it? Buy the club and run it your way.

  • cyprus

    Jul 19, 2011 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #18

    Best of luck Wayne. I think you got the wrong end of the stick at NUFC. And Pardew showed his mis-management skills by slugging you BEFORE you were gone. Oh well


    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #19

    The problem I have is that yes this club is owned by the Fat Cashley but it is not his club it belongs to the Newcastle Fans which he tends to forget.

    I agree we have to get this club on a financial footing and preparing the club for the new financial fair play rules but not to strip the assets and sell it on.

    I still do not believe that we have spent 35 million on the new signings. In January it was stated that the full 35 Million would be spent on NEW players not existing players contracts or undersoil heating.

  • ogm

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #20

    I can’t argue with what your saying ENNYOUEFFSEE and we all get very passionate about our club, without its supporters there would be no club, so yes in a sense the club does belong to the supporters.

    But and its a bloody big But, it actually belongs to Ashley as his personal property by the law of the land. This means he can do whatever the hell he deems fit to run that club. He’s a clever business man whatever we think of him personally, he’s got the millions in the bank to prove it while we’re all wage slaves, so on balance who should be running the club? A proven business man with millions in the bank or some big mouthed idiot who struggles to complete a sentence without at lease 2 expletives?

    Some of the loons on here just can’t seem to grasp that concept.

    I for one, like the new way NUFC are doing business, not endangering the long term future of the club by paying huge wages on long term contracts and not giving in to players ludicrous demands.

  • dave 1961

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #21

    ogm Ashley is not a great businessman he is a man with no morals & he is happy to make money through child exploitation, anyone who is prepared to pay wages at slavery rates could do the same and many have, Ashley actually lost over £500m trying to be an investor and play the markets. and the so called fair play will fizzle & die it was pushed by Platini to level the playing field for France now psg have new investors it will be aloud to fail.

  • Stuart

    Jul 19, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #22

    No-one ever said the 35m has all been spent on the new signings. AP said a sizeable chunk had been spent. I’d say around 8m would have been spent so far.

    Not enough imo though. We need a quality striker, rm and probably lb.

  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 19, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #23

    If we can get a New Striker and use the Money from the Sale of Wayne Routledge then its good business am just waiting of the Next Ashley and Del Boy Bombshell as they useually shaft the Fans – we have had the dumping of Chris Hughton the sale of Carroll and Nolan so we are due another Back Stab shortly !!! what are the odds ???? Jose and Colo next ???


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