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.