Swans agree Routledge deal
Sky Sports sources understand Swansea have agreed a fee with Newcastle to sign winger Wayne Routledge.
Last Updated: 01/08/11 8:23am
Sky Sports sources understand Swansea City have agreed a fee with Newcastle United to sign winger Wayne Routledge.
The former Crystal Palace wide-man has been linked with a move to several clubs after finding himself on the fringes at Newcastle.
He spent the second half of last season on loan at Queens Park Rangers and had been linked with a permanent move to Loftus Road.
Birmingham City, Leicester City and Nottingham Forest were also understood to be interested in the 26-year-old, but he is now poised for a switch to Swansea.
Routledge has agreed personal terms with the top-flight new boys and is due to undergo a medical on Monday before finalising the deal.
Swansea are likely to pay in the region of £1.5million for Routledge, who joined Newcastle from QPR in January 2010.
He has made 36 appearances during his time at St James' Park and has also turned out for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham and Swansea's fierce rivals Cardiff City earlier in his career.