Wayne Routledge pens three-year deal at Swansea

04 August 2011 05:44
Swansea have completed their second signing of the week after Wayne Routledge completed his move from Newcastle[LNB]The Premier League new boys completeda move for Leroy Lita on Wednesday and Routledge has followed suit for an undisclosed fee after completing his medical.[LNB] Wayne's world: Routledge has completed move from Newcastle to Swansea[LNB]The 26-year-old former England Under-21 international has put pen to paper on a three-year contract and will compete with Scott Sinclair and Nathan Dyer for a wing spot at the Liberty Stadium.[LNB]Routledge told the club website: 'I'm looking forward to the challenge.[LNB]'It's taken a couple of days to get everything agreed, but I'm excited about getting started.'[LNB] Rodgers and in: Routledge was impressed by Swansea manager[LNB]Routledge has plenty of top-flight experience having had spells at Tottenham, Portsmouth, Fulham, Aston Villa and Newcastle.[LNB]He impressed during his loan spell at QPR last season, and was a key figure in helping the London club to the Championship title.[LNB]And Routledge says he is eager to work with Swans' manager Brendan Rodgers having admired the south Wales' club's attractive style of play.[LNB]'I've had a good chat with the manager and he really impressed me,' he said.[LNB]'I had heard a lot of good things about him and the chat only reinforced my belief that moving to Swansea was the right thing to do.[LNB]'Having watched Swansea last season, I think everyone would agree they were the best footballing side in the Championship.[LNB]'It's going to be a difficult first season in the Premier League; it's going to be tough. But everyone is confident and looking forward to it. After all, playing in the Premier League is what you dream of.[LNB]'I'm excited about it.'[LNB]Rodgers is still hoping to add two goalkeepers to his squad before the transfer window closes.[LNB]Trialist Gerhard Tremmel turned in a composed display in Wednesday's 2-0 friendly win over Celtic and may yet join the club on a full-time basis.[LNB]Swansea are also interested in bringing in Nottingham Forest keeper Lee Camp, but have so far seen their bids rebuffed by the east Midlands club.[LNB]  Trialist Tremmel could be the answer to Swansea's keeper headache, says RodgersSwansea 2 Celtic 0: Cervi drops a clanger and Loovens suffers injury blowAll the latest Swansea news, features and opinion

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