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Martinez Rubbishes Fresh Bodde Reports

Martinez Rubbishes Fresh Bodde Reports

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."


Swansea manager Roberto Martinez still believes the former U-23's Holland international can be a part of next seasons squad. Martinez also went on to say he also considers the quotes attributed to Bodde were taken out of context and that the player did not know the full ramifications of handing in a transfer request.

Martinez: Quoted as saying in the Derbyshire Telegraph:

"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."


Whatever the outcome of this long running and bitter saga a quick resolution must be sought for the good of all parties.

Writer:sbrjack
Date:Thursday June 12 2008
Time: 8:53AM

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