You can never be completely sure until it happens, but it seems that Wayne Routledge has indeed now agreed personal terms with Swnasea City, and is expected to complete the move early next week.
Wayne Routledge – medical on Tuesday at Swansea
The fee is said to be around £2M, and while the news a week ago was that the deal had fallen through because of not being able to agree personal terms, it seems that is not now a problem.
So Wayne Routledge will be leaving Newcastle and it seems that this is another good chance for Routledge to show what he can do in the Premier League.
Sky Sports News is reporting that Routledge will be arriving at the club on Tuesday, to undergo his medical, and he will then sign on for the newly promoted Premier League club.
A number of Championship clubs such as Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and even Cardiff City were interested in the player, and if this deal goes ahead, Wayne will be the fourth senior player to leave Newcastle this summer.
The other three were:
Sol Campbell – released
Shefki Kuqi – released
Kevin Nolan – £4.5M – West Ham
Those coming in with their approximate transfer fees, so far have been:
Yohan Cabaye – £4.5M – Lille
Demba Ba – free agent – West Ham
Sylvain Marveaux – free agent – Rennes
Mehdi Abeid – free agent – Lens
So it seems that if Wayne is sold for £2M, then Newcastle have a surplus of £2M, at least in terms of transfer fees so far this summer.