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Rangers Chase Routledge

QPR have been told they must fork out over £3million if they want to sign winger Wayne Routledge from Tottenham.

Rangers make a £1.5m bid last week but were told to double their offer for the former Crystal Palace player.

Routledge has started just three games for Spurs in two and a half years and spent last season on loan at Fulham.

The Loftus Road club will decide this week whether to make Routledge their record signing.

Chairman Gianni Paladini said...

'Wayne would do well here but although we now have solid finances, nobody is going to pay silly money.'

Rangers are thought to have offered birthday boy Wayne, who will celebrate his 23rd birthday on Monday 7 January around £25,000 a week.

Click here for an in-depth look at the London born winger.

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Writer: Hoops Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 6 2008

Time: 11:01AM

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Paladini warning for Spurs by Alex Livie, 06 January 2008 Queens Park Rangers chairman Gianni Paladini has insisted The R’s will not pay over the odds for Tottenham winger Wayne Routledge. The Loftus Road outfit and flush with cash following the takeover by Flavio Briatore, Bernie Ecclestone and Lakshmi Mittal and have already been active players in the January transfer window. There are sure to be more arrivals before the month is out and Routledge is a player who has crossed their radar. The winger seems surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane, but Paladini claims they will not be held to ransom over the 22-year-old. ”Wayne would do well here but although we now have solid finances, nobody is going to pay silly money,” Paladini is quoted as saying in the News of the World.
mikeghall
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06/01/2008 11:21:00

I would suggest that a 2m initial fee + add ons would be a fair price. Routledge is a good player and premiership quality. I think with the right move he would be a very shrewd investment.
oxfordspur
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06/01/2008 11:30:00

ROUTLEDGE IS NEVER GOING TO GET A PLACE AT WHL SO EXCHANGE HIM FOR BARNES OF DERBY OR IS HE ANOTHER ROUTLEDGE . NO DISRESPECT TO ROUTLEDGE BUT WE HAVE QUITE A FEW AT THE LANE WHO ARE PLAYING FIRST TEAM FOOTBALL AND ARE NOT PREMIERSHIP STANDARD LETS GO THROUGH THEM BRIEFLY . JJ THE WORST PASSER OF A BALL AND WHEN THE BALL REACHES HIM THE ATTACK MOST CERTAINLY ALWAYS BREAKS DOWN MUST GO , LEE WILL NEVER BE A PLAYER HE IS TOO LIGHT CAN`T TACKLE AND EVERYTIME HE SCAMPER`S UP THE WING HE ONLY KNOWS TO STOP DEAD AND PLAY THE BALL BACK HE LOOSES THE IDEA TOO WEAK MUST GO TO THE 2ND DIVISION AT THE MOST , KABOUL IS NOT READY MATURE ENOUGH MAYBE IN A YEAR OR SO IF HE / OR WE CAN WAIT BUT I THINK THE LATTER WILL PREVAIL , KING NEEDS REPLACED WITH A GOOD SOLID ORDER SHOUTING C / BACK , TAINIO SHOULD NEVER BE USED FULL STOP MUST GO , BENT A TOTAL FAILURE AN OVER WEIGHT LAZY SOD MUST GO , DEFOE NEEDS TO UP HIS LAZY NEVER SEEN WORK RATE "TAKE NOTE OF ROONEY AND GIGGS IN LAST NIGHTS MATCH AGAINST VILLA DEFOE SHOULD BE MADE TO WATCH THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND JJ SHOULD BE MADE TO WATCH IT ALSO AND THEN HIDE THEIR FACES IN SHAME" , M`BRQ JUST GO EVEN IF HE IS NOT IN HIS FAVOURITE POSITION HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PASS TO HIS OWN TEAMATES A COMPLETE JOKE MUST GO , BARB WANTS TO GO , SO GO 31 / 35 MIL CASH , GARDNER GO , GHALY GO , ROCHA A REAL PUB TEAM PLAYER WITH 2 DOZEN PINTS IN HIM GO , ROBBO HAS HAD HIS CHANCES GO , AND WHAT EVER DEADWOOD THAT ARE HAPPY TO JUST PICK UP THEIR WAGES , BING IN HUTH / DAVIES / LAUREN , TAYLOR / BRIDGE / RISSE / , KEWELL / BARRY / , CISSE / VILLA / GUDJONSON / NESTLEROOY , HAPPY DAYS .
POP
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06/01/2008 13:19:00

I take it POP your not a fan of Routledge?
hoops
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06/01/2008 13:39:00

routledge would be a very good purchase for a club of QPR'S current standing....he is a fast talented winger of prem standard...but has found it difficult at spurs, with so much competition....for 3mil you lot should be biting our hand off!...your going to need players like routledge. players a step (or 2) above the sort of usual transfers you'd normally make in the championship, in order to step up to join the big boys in the prem....im surprised at your managers comments, cause your not going to make that big leap on a shoestring budget. and whats 3mil these days at the top level?....particularly with your current massive cash injection
lillywhites101
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06/01/2008 16:54:00

in other words dont take us for mugs who have unlimited money... HERE HERE!!!!!!!
simmo69
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06/01/2008 19:24:00

Championship side QPR look set to rival Aston Villa in the hunt for Tottenham Hotspur winger Wayne Routledge. QPR, backed by the billions of Flavio Briatore, Bernie Ecclestone and Lakshmi Mittal have already signed five players since January 1st and are now turning their attention to Routledge. Spurs are believed to be looking for a fee in the region of £2 million for the winger, however QPR may face competition from Aston Villa, with boss Martin O'Neill a keen admirer of the former Crystal Palace star.
mikeghall
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06/01/2008 21:48:00

£25k A WEEK??? I know you are the richest club in the whole world but that's ridiculous. He's good but not THAT good.
DrWatford
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07/01/2008 09:05:00

 

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