Date: 1st January 2009 at 4:29pm
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The BBC is reporting that Aston Villa midfielder Wayne Routledge is close to securing a permanent move to Cardiff City.

The Welsh club`s chairman Peter Risdale told BBC Sport that a deal had been agreed with Villa, and that they were waiting to hear back from Routledge regarding personal terms, to make his loan deal a permanent arrangement.

“The two sides are close enough and we are waiting on a response from Wayne.”
Risdale on Wayne!

Wayne joined the Villans in the last January transfer window and failed to make any real inroad on the playing squad, making just 7 appearances in a claret and blue shirt, not even mustering a single Premier League start (two attempts at being super sub.) The winger moved to Cardiff in November and his deal is set to end at the middle of January; however it now appears his future is in the Championship, and not with Aston Villa.

Some say it was a gamble, some (myself included) feel it was nothing more than a desperate attempt to get “someone” in when plan A-failed and there was no proper plan B.

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