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Routledge Completes Move to Swans

Written by Newcastle Utd

Wayne Routledge completes his move to Barclays Premier League new boys Swansea City

By Dan King - Newcastle United Communications Officer

Wayne Routledge has completed his move to Barclays Premier League new boys Swansea City after passing a medical with the Welsh club on Tuesday.

Newcastle have agreed an undisclosed fee with The Swans and he signed after completing formalities at the Liberty Stadium.

The 26-year-old winger spent the second half of last season on loan at QPR, helping them win the Championship - a feat he had achieved at Newcastle the previous season.

He was a key player as United secured promotion back to the top flight, and scored at Plymouth Argyle as Newcastle were crowned champions, but found first-team chances harder to come by at St. James' Park last term.

Swansea become the ninth club of former England under-21 winger Routledge's ten-year career. He started out at Crystal Palace, making his debut as a 17-year-old, before joining Tottenham in 2005.

After loan spells at Portsmouth and Fulham, he completed a move to Aston Villa, from where he headed out to Cardiff on loan. In 2009 he joined QPR and he signed for Newcastle in January 2010.

In all, Routledge made 25 league starts for Newcastle with a further nine appearances from the bench, and scored three goals. He also made two cup appearances.

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