Date:Tuesday May 12 2009
Swansea City are willing to pay more than £1million for on loan midfielder Jordi Gomez, and could triple their record transfer fee paid.
Recently, the News of the World reported that Martinez recommended that the club pay £1.2m for the Espanyol youngster, but chairman Huw Jenkins denied they had made such a bid.
However, it seems now that the Swans are willing to pay in excess of £1m for a player who in his first season at the club won the Official Supporters' Player of the Year award.
The Swans haven't been able to have proper talks with Espanyol over a move because Gomez's future could well depend on whether or not they manage to maintain their top flight status in Spain's La Liga.
They looked certain for relegation not long ago but an excellent run of form has seen them rise up to 14th, 6 places away from the bottom.
Swansea City have already paid the club £200,000 to sign him on a season-long loan and at least a further £1m could be paid to sign him on a permanent basis.
With Espanyol looking likely now to stay in La Liga, Swansea's chances of signing him have increased, although we'll have to compete with a number of other clubs, such as Newcastle and Celtic who have also shown a interest.
Speculation and rumours suggest that a clause was written in his loan deal that gives the Swans a first opportunity to sign him, but who knows whether that's true or not at this stage.
Join Vital Swansea
To visit the Vital Swansea message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Swansea
Date:Tuesday May 12 2009
Match Analysis: Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City (Tuesday November 25 2014)
Bony: Swansea City Heading In The Right Direction (Monday November 24 2014)
Monk Will Have Selection Headaches Very Soon! (Monday November 24 2014)
Does Michu Require Ankle Surgery? (Sunday November 23 2014)
Rate The Players: Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City (Saturday November 22 2014)
Pellegrini Praises Swansea City After Win (Saturday November 22 2014)
Monk Disappointed Not To Get a Point at Man City (Saturday November 22 2014)
Stats: Manchester City v Swansea City (Saturday November 22 2014)
Line Ups & Updates: Man City 2-1 Swansea City (Saturday November 22 2014)
Lawro Predicts Thrashing Win For Manchester City (Friday November 21 2014)
|4. Man Utd||12||5||4||3||4||19|
|6. West Ham||12||5||3||4||4||18|
» Everton : 26/11/2014 09:00:00
|Stoke need to stop giving opponents head start
» Stoke : 26/11/2014 09:00:00
» Chelsea : 26/11/2014 07:43:00
|Five Star Chelsea
» Chelsea : 26/11/2014 07:29:00
» Chelsea : 26/11/2014 07:27:00