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Martinez Explains De Vries Situation

Martinez Explains De Vries Situation

Roberto Martinez has spoken for the first time on the current situation involving Dorus De Vries.

Last season's number 1 goalkeeper has been offered a new deal with the Swans but he has been reluctant to put pen to paper on extending his stay in South Wales.

The Dutchman was given a 7-day deadline in which to think about his future which has now passed, and unless the two parties can come to some compromise, it looks like he'll be leaving when his contract expires next month.

Manager Roberto Martinez told the Evening Post:

'Dorus's contract with us finishes next month and he wanted to take time to look at other options,'

'We are in a position where we are doing the same thing. Dorus has been a great servant for this club, he has been very, very reliable, and that's the situation we are in.'


The Evening Post also added that they believe Swansea's contract offer to De Vries has now been withdrawn.

Martinez hasn't ruled out De Vries staying though, but it looks highly unlikely it'll happen, he added:

'Dorus has had an offer, but you need to understand that players sometimes like to work in different environments.

'They like to move around and that's down to their character.


With De Vries's departure looking likely, Roberto Martinez is looking to sign at least 1 goalkeeper this Summer, with young David Cornell being the only shot-stopper in the senior squad.

Goalkeeping coach Inaki Bergara has been watching a number of targets which the Swansea coaching staff have narrowed down to a list of 5.

Brimingham's Colin Doyle, Falkirk's Dani Mallo, Scunthorpe's Joe Murphy and Manchester United's Tom Heaton are the latest to be linked with a move to the Swans.

Martinez said:

'It's such a specific position that Inaki has been watching a number of targets,'

'There are five goalkeeping possibles for us at the moment and there are many things we need to analyse. We don't just need someone who can save goals - our goalkeepers need a bit more. They need to be very good on the ball because they need to start the play.'




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday May 21 2009
Time: 3:23PM

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