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Williams Agrees To £400,000 Swansea Move

Swansea City have broken their transfer fee record by signing Stockport County defender Ashley Williams for £400,000.

Signing on for two years with the possibility an year extension when he makes the required amount of appearances, Williams becomes the most expensive player in the clubs history and surpasses Colin Irwin's long standing record.

The Welsh international had featured in the run in to the end of the season and was in the starting eleven that secured the vital three points that secured promotion to the Championship, beating Gillingham 2-1.

Highly rated by the Stockport club , his move will come as a huge blow to the the league two club who are in play off final.

Williams has made his international début this year, facing Luxembourg.Securing championship football for the 2008/09 season has capped off a truly remarkable three months for the Tamworth born defender.




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Writer: VitalSwansea Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 22 2008

Time: 6:17PM

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I respect Martinez's judgement. For a player who was excellent in Division 2 in March and 5 months later, jump 2 divisions into the championship is a dream for him but a big gamble by the club. CB was a problem position for us last season, so I am hopeful that Ashley Williams will be the "rock" we need.
willow
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22/05/2008 20:32:00

Hope it's not a lot of money wasted
cyjax
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22/05/2008 23:47:00

Spent all your money now.......what, who next
Tiny T
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23/05/2008 07:28:00

£400,000 isn't an upfront fee, it includes all add ons. Lets hope he's a good little signing.
welshboy78
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23/05/2008 15:34:00

cant be any worse than Laurence and as for Tiny T at least we can afford a transfer fee
taylor2078
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23/05/2008 19:08:00

£400,000 TO MUCH FOR HIS TYPE HE DID NOT PLAY YHAT WELL 4 US
mumblesjack98
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24/05/2008 10:56:00

No need to shout dude WE ARE NOT DEAF thank you.
col8
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25/05/2008 05:04:00

 

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