Wayne Routledge Completes Move to Swansea – Official


Newcastle United have reported on their web-site tonight, that Wayne Routledge has completed his move to Swansea City, after he passed a medical with the Welsh club two days ago.

Wayne Routledge – Swansea is Wayne’s 9th club

Newcastle had already agreed a fee with The Swans, which was thought to be close to £2M, and the signing was completed at the Liberty Stadium.

Wayne made a great start to his career a year last January, when he helped the Magpies win the Championship by 11 points from WBA, and were a full 32 points ahead of third placed Nottingham Forest.

The 26-year-old winger played a total of 36 times for Newcastle with 3 goals, and he now gets a chance to test himself once again in the Premier League.

This is Wayne’s ninth club in a ten year long career, and no doubt he will hope he can settle at the South Wales club.

And Newcastle are now about £2M up on their transfer dealings this summer, so maybe they will now start spending some of their money on new players.

We wish Wayne the very best of luck at his new club



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314 comments so far

  • the_besty_show

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #1

    TOON ARMY!

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  • Lachu

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #2

    1st

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  • Lachu

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #3

    dream realised , posted 1st for the 1st time

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  • free giveaways

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Not a great player but the squad is very thin now. We haven’t actually got a natural right winger in the squad at all. Need to sign Barnetta or Obertan or someone.

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Best of luck to the lad, unlucky here, probably never fulfilled potential. Must thank him for helping us get to where we are…

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  • free giveaways

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Well done Lachu

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  • nick_9

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #7

    I do wish Wayne all the best too. I think fans were very quick to jump on his back when I bet he was one of the lower earners at the club and tried his best. I don’t even think he was as bad as people made out, certainly skipped past Ashley cole several times against Chelsea. It amazes me we can ship players like routledge out on loan last season, bring nobody in and then put players out of position there. I hate how we can get rid of our good and ok players yet are stuck with a few players that wouldn’t get 20k a year if it was performance based pay.

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  • Thump

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Reckon we can get Robben for £2m?

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Have no idea why we are doing business with these idiots. You’d of thought our board would say we either get Neil Taylor as part of the deal or you can pee off

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  • free giveaways

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #10

    Ireland was Routledge’s replacement last season. And Swansea were probably the only club willing to pay the £2m fee and Routledge’s wages. He’s a below average player in the prem. Barnetta would be a great signing. Obertan would be decent too, I think he’s very talented.

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  • nick_9

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Stephen Ireland? We replaced a right winger with an attacking midfielder? Or am I wrong and Ireland was a winger? Maybe the club couldn’t find a winger so decided to stick Barton there and Ireland in his position.

    I know what you mean Ochytoon, for a man who doesn’t like things not going his own way you would expect Ashley to be peeved at Swansea for not allowing Naylor to come to us. His signed would have made the situation at the club a little more bearable ( I said a little more not a lot more)

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  • Lachu

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #12

    Thanks , fg ,

    think Rylor is twice as good as rout , i think it must be routs 15th club never been a prem quality , but good lad .. good luck

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  • Thump

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #13

    @nick_9: Do you not remember when we sold a certain striker and then tried to buy a left winger?

    I wouldn’t mind Obertan either. I rate him pretty highly.

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  • scottoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Good luck. Great pace, terrible vision. Never likely to be a solid prem player but should be a good add for Swansea.

    Quick poll lads, who do you figure for the drop this year?

    My shout – Swansea, Norwich, Wigan.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Shame really but still least we have plenty depth in RW’s so we wont miss him……..

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Good luck to routledge, he wasn’t the best, probably didn’t get a good bite at the cherry but IMO wasn’t going to make it in our 1st 11.

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  • scottoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #17

    No to Obertan! Lad does have good feet, but no end product at all, and no sense of team play. Very one direction once he has the ball, head down, and may dance past one or two, but then gets closed down.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #18

    scottoon
    Swansea will stay up, home advantage. I’m going for Wigan, Norwich and Wolves

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #19

    QPR, Wigan and Swansea would be my current bet for the drop

    Or maybe us

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  • nick_9

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #20

    I do indeed thump but I think the club were relying on the mighty kuqi to pick up the pieces.

    For the drop I am going for Wigan, Blackburn and Norwich with wolves once again narrowly missing out on the drop. For promotion I’m going to back West ham, Leeds and Cardiff.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #21

    @ stuart no9

    This is a response to your post on the last thread, here’s a bit of Joeys “passionate” history.
    – Stuck a sigar in the eye of a junior player at Man. City at a christmas party
    – Fought a Everton fan
    – Fought Richard Dunne
    – Showed his ass to Everton fans after scoring against them
    – Went to jail for “common assault”
    – Assaulted Ousman Dabo
    – Argued with the ref DURING half time and was sent off due to that, when players were in their locker rooms
    – Sparked a 10 man brawl in a friendly against Doncaster
    – He called newcastle fans vicious for wanting Allardyce out
    – Was suspended by Shearer
    – Described as one of the dirties player in the Prem.
    – And then there’s the latest twitter ordeal

    There you go Stuar no9, there’s passion for ya.

    The guy has been in therapy, admittet to clinics, suspended, jailed and fined. This has NOTHING to do about football, now you wake the fuck up and smell the degenerative shit on Joey Bartons shoes.
    The man is a criminal and Nolan was the only one holding his hand.

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  • Stu dapples

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #22

    I’d say a big yes to both Barnetta and Obertan. Obertan not given run in Manure team think with starts more often he’d be great. Barnetta proved against England he can do it against supposedly Englands best!?!?! Oh and both are young with more to come…..and also Obertan is the obligatory French hahaha

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  • scottoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #23

    ochy – you think the big sides will crumble in South Wales? I just don’t beleive there is enough quality in the side to see them through. Wigan lost their hope of survival with N’Zog. Norwich lacks quality as well.

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  • Stu dapples

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #24

    Oh and for the previous q. My teams for the drop are Swansea, Wolves and Wigan….possibly Norwich. Oh and as a prediction for points from the dirty unwashed this year…..at lest 4 again as last year….probs with a crappy deflected goal to snatch the point????

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  • scottoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #25

    For promotion I will go with Leicester, Leeds, and West Ham.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Anyone see the paper rumors today about us signing Rob Green?

    Absolute madness. Cannot believe that the press actually get paid to just make stuff up. Not eve realistic stuff. We’ve got three goalkeepers of equal or greater talent than him…

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Hi guys i have been on holiday during the pre season games and although the results have been poor would really like to watch at least one so i can see any of our new signings and also sammy, mehdi and vuckic in action. Does anyone know if a match is shown anywhere or even extended highlights? Any help appreciated.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #28

    @ stuart no9

    This is a response to your post on the last thread, here’s a bit of Joeys “passionate” history.
    – Stuck a sigar in the eye of a junior player at Man. City at a christmas party
    – Fought a Everton fan
    – Fought Richard Dunne
    – Showed his ass to Everton fans after scoring against them
    – Went to jail for “common assault”
    – Assaulted Ousman Dabo
    – Argued with the ref DURING half time and was sent off due to that, when players were in their locker rooms
    – Sparked a 10 man brawl in a friendly against Doncaster
    – He called newcastle fans vicious for wanting Allardyce out
    – Was suspended by Shearer
    – Described as one of the dirties player in the Prem.
    – And then there’s the latest twitter ordeal

    There you go Stuart no9, there’s passion for ya.

    The guy has been in therapy, admittet to clinics, suspended, jailed and fined. This has NOTHING to do about football, now YOU wake the hell up and smell the degenerative shit on Joey Bartons shoes.
    The man is a criminal and Nolan was the only one holding his hand.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #29

    Scottoon
    Promotion: West Ham, Southampton, Leeds/Reading

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  • jimiley

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #30

    The Toon will not be far away from relegation. Any team intent on getting rid of its 5 best players and replaces them with crocks and frees is asking for trouble. We were only half a dozen points off relegation last season……Anybody looking at the new season with any confidence? Anybody think we might win something?

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  • CLOIN

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #31

    Good luck Wayne

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  • jimiley

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #32

    I wonder what MA is doing with the 60 million profit he has made from transfers? I remember, he is buying frees and crocks and putting more seeds on the turf. I hope its a lot of seeds.

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  • CLOIN

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Dannyo
    Its not for you to judge any aspect of Joey Barton accept his playing credentials which i find are very good and yes he is a top premiership player

    I find your assasination on him to be sickening

    Who the fk are you to judge him

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  • jimiley

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #34

    We are linked with loads of quality players but they never come because they cost too much money or the wages are too much. It keeps the fans interested don’t you know. Spurs played the same game a few years ago. I wonder if MA learnt this trick at WH Lane?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #35

    CLOIN

    Your posts are all incredibly over the top. Stating facts – and actually missing some out, such as the spontaneous punch on MGP last season – is hardly a “sickening assassination” is it…

    “who the fk are you to judge him” – well, I’d say Dannyo is probably one of the fans who has contributed to his 60k a week for 4 years, whilst he sat in prison, on the injury table, and in the stands.

    Opinions are opinions. Dannyo is allowed his.

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  • jimiley

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #36

    Ashley is doing this deliberately to get his own back on the fans for slagging him off. He is asset stripping the club and pocketing the cash. he will then sell the club when it is threadbare. He does not care if we get relegated. he made 200 million profit last year at Sports Direct and would willingly take a hit in his pocket to get revenge. He will not take much of a hit as things stand.

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  • lesh

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #37

    @24…. TDS, you’ve mis-read the article. It was Robert Lee not Green!

    If only he were around now!!!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #38

    @ CLOIN

    Lol, you’re entitled to think that, but dont say its sickening.
    You judged a man by calling him a moron in the last thread.
    Judging, being a hypocrit, which is worse?
    Say what you want, but facts are facts.

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  • thud and blunder

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #39

    @Dannyo #26

    I dont post very often on here but, I totally agree with you.

    He is not and will never be a LEGEND up here. 60+ games and 8 goals…..plus a stint in jail, getting banned, slagging off our best player since Milburn.

    He seriously has a screw loose. Its time we all moved on and stopped giving the pre madonna and more media and hype!!

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  • NUFCkris

    Aug 4, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #40

    another 2 mill in the pie fund for the fat cockney slug i think we should all put together sum funds for a hitman to take out ashley and lambias, bout hundred grand should do it

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