Wayne Routledge to sign for Leicester City

11 July 2011 01:27
Wayne Routledge is on the brink of joining Sven-Goran Eriksson's revolution at big-spending Leicester.[LNB]Former England Under-21 international Routledge is in talks with the Foxes after Newcastle accepted a ?1.5 million bid for their sought-after winger.[LNB]Routledge has been the subject of interest from a host of clubs this summer, including Premier League new boys QPR after he spent the second half of last season on loan at Loftus Road.[LNB] Ninth club: Wayne Routledge is set to leave Newcastle for Leicester[LNB]Another newly-promoted club, Swansea City, were also keen on the 26-year-old winger, while he has been linked with Championship trio Birmingham, Cardiff and Nottingham Forest.[LNB]But Leicester, who have been busy reinforcing their squad over the past couple of months in preparation for the promotion challenge demanded by their Thai owners, are confident of clinching a deal.[LNB] Farewell: Routledge has just completed a second spell at QPR[LNB]Eriksson has already signed ex-England striker David Nugent and splashed a club record ?5.5 million to capture central defender Matt Mills from Reading.[LNB]He has also signed goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, Lee Peltier, Neil Danns and Republic of Ireland international defender Sean St Ledger.[LNB] CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE FANTASY FOOTBALL GAMESwansea make ?1.5m bid for out-of-favour Newcastle winger RoutledgeAll the latest Newcastle United news, features and opinion[LNB]

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