Date:Monday June 2 2008
Swansea City's Dutch midfield star Ferrie Bodde has given the club and fans a huge blow today by handing in a transfer request.
The former Ado Den Haag player has said its personal reasons as to why he handed in a request.
Despite the bad news, Chairman Huw Jenkins says he won't go for anything less than Roberto Martinez's asking price of £2m.
Jenkins told the Evening Post:
|'It's disappointing when a player of Ferrie's calibre wants to leave,'' |
'But the reality of being successful as a team is that individual players benefit from it as well.
'We took a gamble to bring him over from Holland and gave him his chance to perform on the big stage. So from that point of view it's disappointing he now wants to leave.
'We've really looked after him while he's been here and we wanted him to play a big part over the next few years as we progress as a football club.
'But let me make it clear that while we take into account Ferrie's personal reasons for wanting to leave, we won't let him go for less than our £2million valuation.
'The time has gone where we need to sell our best players and I can assure our supporters that all monies brought in will go straight back to Roberto to strengthen the side.
'Fans may be disappointed to see the likes of Ferrie asking for a transfer, but they must have faith in Roberto and the club.
'Just remember that Roberto plucked the likes of Dorus de Vries, Angel Rangel, Guillem Bauza, Andrea Orlandi, Jason Scotland and Ferrie from nowhere last season. And look how well they performed.
'Roberto's already closing in on a number of new targets and I can guarantee you that we will strengthen the team and go into the Championship with a stronger squad next season.''
Date:Monday June 2 2008
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