Newcastle have had several offers for Wayne Routledge and have accepted an offer of around £2million for the much travelled winger.
Alan Pardew has never had much faith in the wide man who has played for 8 clubs already and shipped him out last season at the first opportunity despite being short of natural width.
It is reported that it is Routledge himself that is holding the deal up as he wants a ‘settlement fee’ due to not requesting the transfer himself.
It would seem that Swansea would be a great club for Routledge to join. Manager Brendan Rodgers has said that the style that Swansea hope to play next season will suit the player himself whilst also giving him yet another opportunity to test himself in the Premier League.
Over the years Wayne will no doubt have had countless signing on fees and settlement fees yet he seems prepared to hold out for even more money even though the perfect club for him is knocking at the door.
It is unlikely that Mr Ashley will sanction such a payment and it will most likely fall on Swansea to cover the fee. Ashley will simply not spend money unless it is absolutely required.
It seems feasible that Routledge would be prepared to do a ‘Nolan’ and drop in to the Championship for the sake of a few extra pounds.
Either way, it seems very unlikely that the player will be plying his trade at St James’ next season and this will hopefully release some extra funds for that ‘top quality’ striker that we are pursuing.
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