UK time is: 17:19:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Martinez Completes First Scouting Mission

Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez has returned to South Wales following his first European scouting mission this pre-season.

The Spaniard explained to the Evening Post that there is a good Swansea City following in Spain and he has a long list of targets:

'It was the perfect time for us to go to Spain because the league was coming to a conclusion while our season had already ended,'

'It is a good opportunity to catch up with players who we have been monitoring for a long period along with preparing things for the pre-season.

'I have been watching La Liga and Segunda Division games in Spain along with some matches in Holland and Scotland, including Rangers' game with Motherwell.

'We wanted to check on the development of players, which is an ongoing process.

'There will be a lot of names and rumours being floated about.

'I can say that we have looked at a lot of players - it is not possible to go through that list with you because it would take forever.

'But we are carefully monitoring each player's ability and character, because it is important that you have the right personality off the pitch as well as on it.'

'I have spoken to players that want to come to play for Swansea City,'


Like last year, Martinez is hoping to repeat that success by signing more bargains from overseas.

The likes of Ferrie Bodde, Dorus De Vries, Andrea Orlandi, Guillem Bauza and Angel Rangel all joined for small 5-figure fees and proved to be superb signings.

Martinez thinks its the way to go because of the inflated transfer and wage fees in the British market.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 27 2008

Time: 6:52PM

Your Comments

I have every faith in RM's scouting. If he can use the same guile to grab us bargains like he did last summer then we'll do pretty well in the championship! He signed a striker who came top of the leagues scorers, a midfielder who clearly has premiership potential, the best right back in the league by a huge margin, and a cracking keeper! I'm really looking forward to seeing what tallent he brings this year!!
Tini
I can't wait for the announcements of first signings!
Czech_Jack
He does fill you with confidence. Interesting that he mentions Rangers v Motherwell. Gonna have to look and see who plays for Motherwell.
welshboy78
I think we are going to have a great season next year, and you know that Martinez will make more awesome signings. He is able to find talent in all the right places...and at the best prices. (Bodde... buy of the season easy)
Plymouth_Jack
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Stats: Sunderland v Swansea City (Saturday September 27 2014)

Monk Pleased To Get a Point At Sunderland (Saturday September 27 2014)

What Will The Result Be vs Sunderland? (Friday September 26 2014)

Capital One Cup 4th Round Draw: Liverpool (a) (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Report - Swansea City 3-0 Everton (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Sunderland 0 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 1 Southampton
Chelsea 4 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 3 - 0 WBA
Swansea 1 - 0 Burnley
Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Southampton 6 4 1 1 7 13
3. Man City 6 3 2 1 5 11
4. Arsenal 6 2 4 0 4 10
5. Swansea 6 3 1 2 2 10
6. Aston Villa 6 3 1 2 -3 10
7. Man Utd 6 2 2 2 2 8
8. Spurs 6 2 2 2 1 8

Breaking League News

Cooking Shows?
Man Utd : 01/10/2014 17:14:00
And the Favourite Is?
Man Utd : 01/10/2014 17:08:00
Pardew Still In Charge Of Newcastle For Saturday
Swansea : 01/10/2014 15:07:00
Irvine Gives Pre Liverpool Injury Update
WBA : 01/10/2014 13:08:00
United Chase Turin Duo?
Man Utd : 01/10/2014 13:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Sunderland
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 68%
Rangel 0%
Fernandez 16%
Williams 0%
Taylor 0%
Ki 0%
Shelvey 0%
Routledge 0%
Dyer 0%
Sigurdsson 0%
Gomis 0%
Montero 16%
Bony 0%