Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Martinez Defends His Foreign Transfer Policy

Martinez Defends His Foreign Transfer Policy

Roberto Martinez has hit back against criticism over his foreign transfer policy that has looks set to see 5 non British players coming into the club this summer.

Expected to sign for Swansea City in the near future could be Albert Serran who was released by Espanyol manager Tintín Márquez. Should the defender sign for the Liberty Stadium club it would take the Spanish contingent up to six after the signings of Jordi Gomez and Gorka Pintado.

Some critics have hit out at Martinez's policy declaring the incursion of foreign players is restricting the chances of young local players to push into the Swansea ranks. Despite those concerns it has not prevented Martinez from looking far and wide in his European search for players. Working hard on a daily basis the player turned manager has travelled back and forth Spain to bring the players needed for next season championship assault.

There will be Welsh representation in Swansea City's squad next season by the £400,000 record breaking signing of Wales international Ashley Williams from Stockport County, who impressed on loan at the tail end of last season.

The Spaniard has also declared he only wants players who are fully committed to the club and are hungry for the success in South Wales regardless of which country the player comes from.

Martinez Told The WM:

"People talk about the number of foreigners, but it isn't a concern here. Everyone that plays for this club, whatever nationality they are, still has to have the Swansea City mentality. That is a big priority for me. Everyone that plays here has to tick all the right boxes. I won't look at players that don't.

They must be hungry for success, understand what it means to represent this club and want to embrace our fans. They must have a desire to progress in the same way we do. So there are many requirements they have to meet, where they come from isn't one of them. I don't care about nationalities, I care about characters and people that are right for this club.

You only have to look at last year to see how easily players settle at this club. And now I have the likes of Angel Rangel, Guillem Bauza and Andrea Orlandi, who, having gone through it all last year, can make the process much quicker. They know what it takes to be successful here."


Season Tickets are still on sale with existing ticket holders having unti the 16th June to secure their places for next season.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:sbrjack
Date:Saturday June 14 2008
Time: 8:51AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I'm sorry but when clubs in league 2 are asking £400,000 then we have to go abroad. Its not as if we are b ringing in ***** players though is it?
welshboy78
14/06/2008 11:28:00
0
I don't care if they are from Mars as long as they are good.
eastjack
14/06/2008 17:36:00
0
It ain't a god damn 'policy' it's just that the english market is over-inflated
Burdett
15/06/2008 00:16:00
0
The ones that he brought in lasts season worked, so why shouldn't he?
dazza71
15/06/2008 07:24:00
0
its ok for the so called big clubs to have loads of foreigners i.e Chelsea and Arsenal so why cant we? they are cheaper abroad and Roberto wont have any rubbish bring on Chartlon
taylor2078
17/06/2008 12:43:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Paloschi & Fer Out, So Who Starts vs Liverpool?

With Alberto Paloschi and Leroy Fer out, who should replace them in the starting line-up on Sunday when Swansea City host Liverpool?

Pre-Match Stats - Swansea City vs Liverpool

Pre-match stats ahead of Sunday's early kick off as Swansea City host Liverpool as 12pm

Hamstrung Injury News For Swansea City

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Swansea FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Match Day Officials v Liverpool (1/5/16)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Liverpool this weekend.

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who do you want as Swansea manager next season?
Suggested By:
Francesco Guidolin36%
Brendan Rodgers21%
Marcelo Bielsa6%
Paul Clement0%
Jorge Sampaoli2%
Frank de Boer22%
Roberto Martinez1%
Lucien Favre0%
Unai Emery2%
Someone else10%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
4 Arsenal 35 18 10 7 64 24
5 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
6 West Ham 34 14 14 6 56 14
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
10 Stoke 35 13 8 14 47 -14
11 Everton 34 9 14 11 41 5
12 Watford 34 11 8 15 41 -7
13 WBA 35 10 11 14 41 -11
14 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -19
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 10 9 16 39 -9
17 Sunderland 34 7 10 17 31 -18
18 Norwich 34 8 7 19 31 -25
19 Newcastle 35 7 9 19 30 -26
R Aston Villa 35 3 7 25 16 -44
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 12:45PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 7 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W16
2.GThomas8
3.Vital Swansea City4
4.Dennis Downing2
5.paulf0041
6.glasgowjack1