UK time is: 23:59:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Liverpool Star Told Me To Team Up With Swansea

Mikel Alonso told the Wales on Sunday how his brother recommended that he joined up with Swansea City for training.

Alonso agreed a release from his contract with Real Sociedad to spend time with the Swans for training sessions.

He said that his brother Xabi, currently playing for Premiership leaders Liverpool, spoke highly of the club which persuaded him to join up with Martinez's side.

'My brother is pleased to see me here, he loves life here and he was like 'come on over to the island!' when I told him.

'I had already heard a lot about Swansea; the good work Roberto has been doing and the good football they are playing.

'But, because Xabi's been over here for a while, he had seen and heard a lot more about Swansea and read more about how they are doing in the newspapers.

'And from the first moment that this chance came along to come here to train he told me to go for it.

'He said he felt it could be a great place for me. He said everything he had heard about Roberto was good and that it would be a good team to spend time with.

'Of course it was my decision to come and although I haven't been here long I can already see for myself that the things we have heard were true.

'People speak well of Roberto and have confidence in him and on first impressions I can see why.'


Mikel Alonso is waiting for the January transfer window to give him the opportunity to join a British club.

There has been no speculation so far linking him with a move to the Swans, and it's thought that he is here simply to gain match fitness.




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




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 15 2008

Time: 8:34PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Swansea City Articles

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
Swansea 2 - 1 Arsenal
Everton 0 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 0 Leicester City
Stoke 2 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 2 Newcastle
Sunderland 0 - 0 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Southampton 11 8 1 2 18 25
3. Man City 11 6 3 2 10 21
4. West Ham 11 5 3 3 5 18
5. Swansea 11 5 3 3 4 18
6. Arsenal 11 4 5 2 6 17
7. Man Utd 11 4 4 3 3 16
8. Newcastle 11 4 4 3 -2 16

Breaking League News

Campbell Joins Hartlepool
Newcastle : 21/11/2014 23:41:00
Lawro Predicts Thrashing Win For Manchester City
Swansea : 21/11/2014 21:01:00
Pre-Match News & Stats: Man City vs Swansea City
Swansea : 21/11/2014 20:52:00
Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - Palace (Away)
Liverpool : 21/11/2014 19:00:00
Swansea City Eye Striker Loan In January
Swansea : 21/11/2014 18:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What will the result be vs Manchester City?
Suggested By:  
Manchester City win 38%
Draw 22%
Swansea City win 40%