Date:Thursday June 12 2008
Roberto Martinez has hit back against the mounting speculation regarding Ferrie Bodde's potential transfer to Derby County.
Reports suggested less than 24 hours ago that Adam Pearson and officials at Pride Park were willing to meet the £2 million evaluation put on the midfielder. However resolute in their stance over the price tag Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins shows little sign of backing down over the fee required to secure the Dutchman.
Bodde was quoted as saying that he wanted both clubs to make a quick agreement so he could talk terms with Derby County.
Bodde told Sky Sports:
|"I have loved my time with Swansea and will forever be grateful for them for giving me my break in British football.|
But I have to think about my career and the prospect of joining a club like Derby County, is one I just cannot ignore.
I really want Swansea to do a deal with Derby and give me the chance of talking to them."
|"I'm sure these words have been taken out of context. I think it might be part of an old, big interview, where Ferrie might have said he would like us to consider it if a big club came in for him. But going from that to saying he wants to leave is taking it out of context and this story counts for nothing as far as I'm concerned.|
Ferrie was told to put in a transfer request but he never knew what it meant to do that. Since then everyone has shown him what it means and Ferrie has apologised. He has apologised to me, to Swansea City and to all the fans over the meaning of the transfer request.
In Holland, if you put a transfer request in, you're asking for a move to be considered by the club if there's an opportunity. That's all it means. But in the British game, it's a stronger thing. It's more harsh towards the club and the fans and Ferrie realises that now. He doesn't need to withdraw the request officially because, in my eyes, he has already done that with his phone call to me. To me he's just another part of the Swansea squad pushing to do well in the Championship."
Date:Thursday June 12 2008
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