Swansea City stalwart Wayne Routledge confirms exit
Wayne Routledge - one of Swansea City's finest servants of recent years - has confirmed his time as a player with the club has come to an end after a decade.
The winger, 36, is currently recovering from the serious knee injury he suffered in the second leg of the play-off semi-final against Barnsley in May.
Having first joined the Swans from Newcastle in 2011 ahead of the club's maiden Premier League campaign, Routledge went on to make 305 appearances and score 33 goals.
The much-loved and respected forward was part of the side that secured League Cup glory in 2013, enjoyed a fine run in the Europa League the following year, and secured the club's best Premier League finish of eighth in 2015.
Routledge was offered a new contract following his knee injury, but elected not to take up the contract extension and has taken to social media to confirm his departure from the playing staff in SA1.
"Obviously this has been a long time coming," said Routledge in a video posted to his official Instagram page.
"I thought I would let you know that my time as a player at Swansea City has come to an end.
"I have loved every minute of it. The only thing I wish is that I had more time to do it.
"I have loved playing in front of everybody. I have loved my time at the Liberty and more importantly I have loved all the love I have received being in Swansea."