Archive for tag: Wayne Routledge transfer.

Routledge: “As soon as I got the call, the decision was made”.

January 26th, 2010 | 119 Comments |

Routledge: "Geared up for promotion".
Routledge: "Geared up for promotion"
Newcastle United’s latest signing, Wayne Routledge, has been spilling the beans on his latest move.

Interviewed by ex Magpie, and now North East football correspondent for Sky Sports News, David Craig, the pacy ex QPR winger talked about his reasons for coming to St James’s Park.

After observing that Routledge was “a bit of a hot property and sought after”, Craig asked the new boy:

“There were a number of clubs chasing your signature. Why did you change to Newcastle?”

To which Routledge replied:

“Newcastle`s Newcastle, everyone knows what they`re about.”

“It`s a massive club and obviously the fan base here is unbelievable. So, as soon as I got the call, the decision was made for me,”

Craig then touched on some of the great Toon widemen of the past, asking Wayne how he felt about following in the footsteps of such “true legends” as David Ginola et al, to which he diplomatically replied:

“Like you said, there have been absolutely true legends playing for this club,” continuing: (more…)

QPR’s Routledge, a surprise package and just what the fans ordered?

January 26th, 2010 | 128 Comments |

That's him there...
That's him there...
Out of the blue, and out of the blue and white hoops comes a surprise transfer deal which brings Queens Park Rangers, Wayne Routledge, to Newcastle. Announced at lunchtime today on the official site, we’ve signed up the winger on a three and a half year deal for an undisclosed fee.

As the official site mentions, he impressed on his travels to St James’ early in the season and was one of a couple of diminutive and creative players seen on the hallowed turf in opposition colours, which had us hoping for similar styled recruits in the coming months. Routledge has completed a half century of appearances for the Hoops, scoring seven times since signing for from Aston Villa.

Having started his career at Crystal Palace, the fleet-footed wideman was courted by many suitors but following the relegation of Palace, Spurs snapped him up in 2005. Despite the obvious potential, he was unable to hold down a regular place, partly due to the unfortunate timing of injuries, and he joined Aston Villa three years after loans spells at Porsmouth and Fulham. While at Villa, and struggling to get in the first team, a loan spell at Cardiff City alerted QPR to his availability and he signed for them when his loan deal was ended. (more…)

Wayne Routledge signs for Newcastle United.

January 26th, 2010 | 41 Comments |

Routledge: Just signed for Toon.
Routledge: Just signed for Toon.
Wayne Routledge has just signed for Newcastle from North London club, Queen’s Park Rangers on a 3.5 year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Routledge, a 25 year old winger who can also play as a second striker was only signed to Queen’s Park Rangers in 2009, and the player has played previously for Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, with the player also spending loan spells at Cardiff City, Fulham and Portsmouth.

More on this story later…