St James’ Park boss plans busy January in the transfer market.
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Queens Park Rangers have lined up a deal for Wayne Routledge, Sky Sports News understands.
The Newcastle winger is seemingly not in Alan Pardew’s long-term plans at St James’ Park and is set to leave.
Routledge moved to Newcastle almost exactly 12 months ago from QPR, and he has played over 30 times for the Magpies.
But now he is ready to head back to his native London and re-sign for the Hoops, who are currently top of the Championship. (Sky Sports)
Fulham and Newcastle have both made approaches for Shaun Wright-Phillips, skysports.com can confirm.
Wright-Phillips is looking for first-team football having sunk down the pecking order under Roberto Mancini, who admitted at the weekend he could be allowed to leave Eastlands.
Speaking exclusively to skysports.com the player’s agent Wayne Lindsay has now confirmed that both Fulham and Newcastlewant to sign the England international.
“My understanding is that Fulham have made an enquiry for Shaun, as have Newcastle,” Lindsay told skysports.com. (Sky Sports)
Newcastle United appear to be ready to allow Wayne Routledge to leave St James’ Park and given his up and down displays this season, that is not too surprising and that will leave the door open to the reported approach to bring in cut price Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, a deal that may well result in something of a bargain.
Roberto Mancini is keen to cut costs at Eastlands and he will is looking to get rid of some of his unused players and whilst the Magpies would prefer to bring in the former Chelsea man on loan it appears that Man City want a permanent deal so that they can remove the 29 year old from their wage bill entirely.
It’s a move that Alan Pardew is right to consider. In his prime the England international was practically unplayable and if anyone who does sign Wright-Phillips will be getting a player who is desperate for a chance to reignite a stuttering career and some reports he could be purchased for as little as £4m whereas QPR are reportedly ready to offer about the same sum to bring Routledge back to Loftus Road.
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