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Villa Seal Routledge Deal

Sky Sports are reporting that 23-year-old winger Wayne Routledge has just signed for Aston Villa for 1.25 million on a 18 month contract.

The former Crystal Palace and Spurs winger passed a medical this afternoon.

More news as we get it.

Good signing, no risk fee, if he is over his injuries he could be a very welcome addition, he can bomb down the right, Ashley Young on the left, supply sorted.

Now lets get another....!

Now confirmed on the official site.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 30 2008

Time: 7:17PM

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Looks like he has signed according to sky. Now all the villa faithful who were slating him before he had even put on the shirt should keep quiet and back him...
gappy65
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30/01/2008 19:22:00

think he could go straight into the team at Fulham given Ashleys suspension? where's Maloney?
reza
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30/01/2008 19:24:00

Looks a good deal. heads Villa win, tails Villa win. Good luck to him.
Gordonsleftboot
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30/01/2008 19:35:00

Could turn out to be a great signing. He was class at Palace a couple of years ago, then basically disappeared. Nothing to lose really.
Beovilla
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30/01/2008 19:38:00

reza Maloney's a striker and left footed or am I wrong?
gappy65
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30/01/2008 19:38:00

From what I've seen of Maloney he looks decidedly right-footed.
Beovilla
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30/01/2008 19:39:00

this could turn out to be a master stroke for that kind of money.
gappy65
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30/01/2008 19:39:00

good signing improves the squad, increases our chances of Euro qualification. But not a "brave new world" signing.
graydon
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30/01/2008 19:46:00

Havent seen too much of him since he never really got a go at spurs but he seems to look like a promising player if he can do half as well down the right as young has been doing down the left then we will have two attack minded wingers that would make any wing back shake in their boots.
Tallaght Villan
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30/01/2008 19:49:00

Who was slating him Gappy? If you read the threads most are happy with the player but not what they were expecting for a club sitting in 5th place.
Hoss The Villain
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30/01/2008 19:54:00

decent player that will add a bit of balance to the squad, and an all round Good honest bunch of lads
sdler82
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30/01/2008 19:58:00

good luck wayne. welcome to the revolution.
Stig
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30/01/2008 20:16:00

Good no risk signing and we FINALLY have a natural right wing at the club. Now for a right back!!!!!!!!
DeanoVilla
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30/01/2008 20:22:00

Reza, maloney has been injured. I'm chuffed with this signing, don't care it was cheap, he could prove a real bargain (and if not, we've not exactly lost much have we?) Think he'll have a real point to prove and will come on leaps and bounds like Young has.
The Fear
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30/01/2008 20:35:00

I'll put my neck on the the block, I think it a good signing giving us attacking option's down both flanks. utv
chris the villan
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30/01/2008 21:13:00

This lad was quality at Palace unfortunately appeared to believe the hype and in my opinion moved on a season too early. That said if you actually read what many of the Spurs fans have written on other threads he was playing well pre season got injured and Lennon took his chance, my only concern is hae has been loaned out to both Fulham and Portsmouth in recent seasons and hasn't recaptured his Palace form, but he is now joining a young and vibrant side that I hope will rekindle his appetite and at 1.25m could be a massive bargain. The other bonus is that hopefully this means Aggy will continue playing through the middle.
fatloser
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30/01/2008 21:15:00

will replace the bulgarian crab on the right and allow Gabby to play in the middle, good signing!
Waldorf
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30/01/2008 21:16:00

If Pterov is a crab what is NRC?
tarzan
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30/01/2008 22:03:00

a sloath
tarzan
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30/01/2008 22:15:00

NRC is a tank! Wayne will add some much needed creativity, balance the team going forward, all we need now is a RB to cover behind him
Waldorf
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30/01/2008 22:36:00

Another masterstroke of man management and motivation by MON in my opinion. I'll give you an 18 month contract in an up and coming young side challenging for europe. You prove to me that you can recapture your form and potential of two years ago and I'll reward you with a longer contract on better terms. Great signing in my opinion, a hungry player with a lot to prove. Welcome aboard Wayne, I look forward to seeing you in the famous claret and blue.
Jon.H
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30/01/2008 22:49:00

Well put, Jon.H. Exactly the kind of business deals we should be doing. I do believe Routledge has played with some of our players before on the Under 21 squad-can't hurt.
gwyllum18
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30/01/2008 23:04:00

Hoo f'kin Ray!! A signing. A promising one too. It's more fun beating expensively compiled teams with players bought on a budget.
Adam Deuce
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30/01/2008 23:19:00

has been injured quite alot but keep him fit and he will be a good signing
mick66owl
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31/01/2008 00:11:00

We are 5th in the league and until now we aint had a right winger. Petrov has been supposedly playing right wing (although I haven`t seen it)!! For the rest of the season routledge has gotta be a better option than Petrov! We will have balance. 1.25m... BARGAIN!!
dazh
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31/01/2008 00:57:00

Welcome aboard Wayne. Good luck to him. Recapture his early career form and we have got a bargain here. If he fails, nothing lost, but I prefer to focus on the former. Too much negativity creeping onto here.
glensider
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31/01/2008 05:50:00

Well chuffed. Liked him as a Palace player, was a shame he got crocked at Spurs. He'll fit into the gameplan nicely methinks. Next !
ExpatVillaShirt
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31/01/2008 08:43:00

1.25m for a player who'll give you balance is good money. He seems a little like Downing would be for us, not the player we really want or need but will be worth it for the balance he'll provide. I think you'll be pretty disappointed if you're expecting another Young though, he's not nearly as good as Young looked when Young was at Watford. Good luck with him though, hope it works out for both parties.
robbojol10
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31/01/2008 09:33:00

Glad you've bought him, he's too good to be sitting in the reserves for Spurs. Good little player, needs some confidence and a run in the team, and I'm sure he'll be well worth the money you've paid. Good luck WR!
holdaway
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31/01/2008 11:11:00

Hoss the villian, did you not read the threads when the rumours appeared?? it never ceases to amaze me the negativity of some fans towards players and managers for that matter. in this case before he has even kicked a ball. its a joke how are we expected to get the best out of a player when he gets slated because of his price tag. but having said all that there are a number who are backing now. we just have make sure we're louder than the negative fans.
gappy65
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31/01/2008 15:30:00

It is good money well spent robbojol10. In these days of over inflated fee's, he could very well prove to be a very astute signing.
glensider
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01/02/2008 19:01:00

 

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