QPR agree Routledge fee
Neil Warnock believes QPR have agreed a fee with Newcastle for the permanent signing of Wayne Routledge.
Last Updated: 03/03/11 4:05pm
Neil Warnock believes Queens Park Rangers have agreed a fee with Newcastle United for the permanent signing of Wayne Routledge.
The winger returned to Loftus Road on loan in January and he has scored twice in eight appearances for the Championship leaders.
Warnock has been delighted by the 26-year-old's impact since rejoining the club and hopes to persuade Routledge to sign a long-term contract.
"I think they've sorted out a realistic figure," said Warnock in the Fulham Chronicle.
"I can't give exact details, but I think we've agreed everything with the club should it go ahead.
"I don't think there's any rush for either of us. We'd like to sign him, whatever happens, but I imagine it depends on where we end up, because I think Wayne would like to play in the Premier League. If things went wrong for us, then he'd probably go back.
"He's got to be enjoying it because of the way he's playing and we're enjoying having him. We'd love to keep him."
Warnock added: "I thought he'd do well for us. That's why I chased him for so long and talked to him so many times. Pestered him, in fact.
"It can sometimes be difficult coming back to a club, but I told him it was a lot different now and I felt the club was geared up to let him play his best.
"I thought we were a solid side and I thought you need players like Wayne to win games and I'm delighted to get him."