Swansea City - Konstantopoulos Disappointed Over No Deal
UK time is: 07:09:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Konstantopoulos Disappointed Over No Deal

Coventry City goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos is disappointed at not being able to extend his loan stay at Swansea City.

The Greek shot stopper agreed to extend his month's stay until the end of the season but he was unable to do so before the transfer window's 5pm deadline.

He was travelling back to Coventry to sign the forms but he was stuck in snow, meaning he didn't get back in time to sign the required papers.

Both clubs contacted the Football League in the hope that an extension to the loan could be sorted out, but this was rejected.

Konstantopoulos can now only join another club on emergency loan, not the Swans, because of the 93-day rule, which states a player can only be on emergency loan for 93 days at one club in one season.

This leaves Martinez with just one goalkeeper once again and unfortunately he'll have to look elsewhere for cover for Dorus de Vries.

Konstantopoulos put in another superb performance in the FA Cup win over Portsmouth, keeping a clean sheet at Fratton Park.

Dimi would have fancied his chances at playing again in the competition, as next week we host Fulham in the 5th round.

He'll miss out though, and he showed his disappointment at not being able to extend his stay in South Wales:

'I'm very disappointed,'

'The M6 was closed because of the bad weather last Monday which meant my journey to Coventry's ground took two and a half hours longer than it should have done.

'If it hadn't been for the weather, I would have got there well before 5pm and been able to sign.

'I expected the Football League to see that and be lenient so it's disappointing for me that they haven't.

'Both clubs had agreed everything and I wanted to come back, but now I'm back at Coventry and maybe I'll think about going somewhere else when the loan window reopens.'

'I enjoyed my time with Swansea,'

'The lads were brilliant, the fans supported me and the team played good football. Everything was positive so maybe I could come back in the summer.

'That is a long time away, though, so we'll just have to see what happens.'

'I think with a bit of luck, this can be a great season for Swansea,' added the 30-year-old. 'The lads have done tremendously well while I've been at the club and, from what I've seen, they have nothing to fear in the Championship.'


Roberto Martinez may well look to sign Konstantopoulos permanently at the end of the season.




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: VitalSwansea Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 7 2009

Time: 2:19PM

 

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
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Phil W 14
2. GThomas 13
3. KevinE 9
4. eye_nose_hat 7
5. gerryfitz 2
6. Bucky10 2
7. John Jubal Murphy 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Sunderland 1 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 0 Newcastle
Chelsea 2 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Liverpool 3 2 1 0 2 7
4. Man Utd 3 2 1 0 2 7
5. Crystal Palace 3 2 0 1 2 6
6. Swansea 3 1 2 0 2 5
7. Everton 3 1 1 1 1 4
8. Norwich 3 1 1 1 0 4
9. Arsenal 3 1 1 1 -1 4

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

NUFC Lead The Way In Away Ticket Pricing
Newcastle : 29/08/2015 00:10:01
Match Preview: Newcastle vs Arsenal
Arsenal : 28/08/2015 23:19:01
Matthews Out Of Villa Trip
Sunderland : 28/08/2015 20:46:00
Norwich Suddenly Favourites For Austin
Norwich : 28/08/2015 20:11:01
Norwich Linked With Vazquez
Norwich : 28/08/2015 19:21:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What will the result be vs Manchester United?
Suggested By:  
Swansea City win 60%
Draw 40%
Manchester United win 0%