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Martinez: I'll Help Bodde Leave

Martinez: I'll Help Bodde Leave

Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez says he'll help Ferrie Bodde leave a club if a big club were to come in for him.

The Spaniard insists he won't stand in anyone's way to fulfil their ambitions at playing at a higher level.

There had been speculation recently that Bodde was eyeing a move away from the Liberty Stadium, thanks to a Dutch magazine wrongly quoting him.

Ferrie arrived in the Summer from Ado Den Haag for a ridiculously low transfer fee of £50,000.

He's playing well below his level and it's obvious that he'd never turn down a move to a big Dutch side like Ajax or PSV.

Roberto Martinez told the Evening Post how he'd never stand in a player's way:

'First and foremost, I'd say that if any player gets any kind of attention, it's because they're playing good football,'

'It means they are doing well for Swansea and they're enjoying their football, and that's a good thing which I like.

'In Ferrie's case, if Ajax, Feyenoord or PSV Eindhoven came in, I would be the first one to help him go.

'I would do that because he would have done something really good with us to attract them. But there is a huge gap from that to a magazine article saying Ferrie wants away.'

'Every player should have ambition,' Martinez added, 'and hopefully we can give football at a higher level to Ferrie here.

'But when players talk about going somewhere else, it's not disrespectful to Swansea.

'It's about players wanting to play in the best competitions in the world, and I'm sure if Arsenal came in for Darren Pratley, he would love to go.

'But ask any one of the players and they will tell you they're enjoying their football at Swansea.

'If they attract bigger teams, that means they're doing well and that will be a compliment to Swansea.

'But everyone at this club is playing with a smile at the moment and there is no reason for anyone to want to leave.'


It was a similar situation last Summer when Lee Trundle left to join Bristol City in the Championship.

Swansea City didn't stand in his way to play at a higher level and picked up a nice £1million.



Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday February 14 2008
Time: 11:49AM

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There will be a huge interest for him in the summer. It will be a very interesting transfer period for us.
Czech_Jack
14/02/2008 11:59:00
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Hope we get a place in the Championship, which will mean that he would stay with us at least for another season.
willow
14/02/2008 13:11:00
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sounds like it'll take a club like psv for him to go.
GThomas
14/02/2008 13:35:00
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Sounds like you should make a few bob on the deal if he goes...no point trying to hang onto a player if he doesnt want to stay..never works out..!!
80s terrier
14/02/2008 22:59:00
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If we go up then he will stay, if he dont it is up to RM and HJ to get as much money for him as possible! I hope he stays, he is amazing!
jack hammers
15/02/2008 07:56:00
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