Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Routledge Set to Finalise Swansea City Move

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Routledge Set to Finalise Swansea City Move

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Byline: LEE RYDER

WAYNE ROUTLEDGE was today set to complete his move to Premier League new boys Swansea City.

And the Chronicle understand that the departure of the Newcastle winger will help Alan Pardew's transfer business in the next fortnight after the Toon boss was told to clear the decks by United top brass earlier this summer.

Pardew has always maintained that the first week of August would be a busy period for all top-flight clubs.

After several weeks of speculation as to where exactly Routledge will end up this summer, the lure of Premier League football swayed the balance for the former England Under-21 international who wasn't short of options.

Indeed, interest from Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City came the way of Routledge but, with the player keen to prove he still has what it takes to be a top flight star, once Swansea made it clear they had the funds and could match his Premier League wage demands, there was only one choice for the Londoner. …

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