Swans complete Routledge deal
Wayne Routledge has expressed his delight after signing for Swansea for an undisclosed fee from Newcastle.
Last Updated: 04/08/11 6:26pm
Wayne Routledge has expressed his delight after signing for Swansea on a three-year deal.
The 26-year-old completed the switch from Newcastle for an undisclosed fee and is the Swans' second deal in a matter of days after Leroy Lita joined from Middlesbrough.
Routledge is manager Brendan Rodgers' fifth summer signing and could make his debut on Saturday against Real Betis at the Liberty Stadium.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge," he told the club's official website.
"It's taken a couple of days to get everything sorted, but I'm excited about getting started.
"I've had a good chat with the manager and he really impressed me. 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.
"Having watched season last season, I think everybody would agree they were the best footballing side in the Championship.
"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. I'm excited by it."