Leicester move to outbid QPR for Newcastle winger Routledge

QPR risk missing out on Newcastle United winger Wayne Routledge.

QPR risk missing out on Newcastle United winger Wayne Routledge.

The Mirror says Leicester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson is trying to hijack Routledge’s £1.5 million move to newly-promoted QPR.

Eriksson is ready to pay the cash for the winger who helped Rangers win the Championship during a loan spell but has yet to tie up a permanent move.

The Foxes are spending freely and can pay the fee and pick up Routledge’s wages, which is a package that Rangers are struggling to match in their current financial state.

Boss Neil Warnock is being frustrated by the club’s failure to land targets amid rumblings of potential takeovers - and losing Routledge would be a blow to him.

 
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