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Britton Confirms Wigan Are Interested

Britton Confirms Wigan Are Interested

Leon Britton has confirmed that his former manager, Roberto Martinez has contacted Swansea City regarding the midfielder.

The current Wigan Athletic boss is interested in the 27 year-old, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

The former West Ham United player looks set to leave the Swans this season as he is refusing to discuss a new contract with the Swans until the Summer. With a Premiership move in his sights, it looks highly unlikely that he'll snub that to stay in South Wales.

Britton told the Evening Post:

'Obviously Roberto knows me well,'

'It's always nice to know that he likes me as a player.

'He has made an inquiry to the club about my availability. I know the clubs have been talking.'

'Obviously the chairman has talked about it now and there has been contact between the two clubs,'

'I know they have been talking and, with my contract situation, everyone knows I'm free to talk with other clubs.

'It's a difficult one for me. I am still here at Swansea, I am under contract and I am enjoying my football.

'I'd like to think my performances show I'm still fully committed even though these things are going on. But other than that I can't really say much about it until I am fully informed by the club.

'I certainly won't be disappointed if nothing happens. I am under contract at Swansea and my feelings towards the club haven't changed.

'I've still got five months on my contract and, before Wigan's interest came around, my thoughts were fully focused on being here until the end of the season.

'That is still the case and I am still a Swansea player.

'If something happens and the club agree a fee then you have to go from there. But, if not, I am fully committed to the club and trying to get Swansea in the Premier League.'


Martinez's promise to Swansea City fans when he left the club last Summer was that he wouldn't bid for a Swans player until another club had bidded first - which has proven to be rubbish. Martinez also signed Jason Scotland after Burnley failed in their attempts to sign the striker. Former loanee Jordi Gomez has also teamed up again with Roberto at the DW Stadium.

Leon Britton has been a fantastic player for the club for the past 8 seasons but while he's been a huge fans' favourite because of his consistency and quality, I'm not sure Wigan Athletic will be too happy if they did sign him. He'll be another unproven signing plus he can't score. But he does make up for that with tremendous ball-winning ability.



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday January 25 2010
Time: 6:27PM

Comments

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Martinez ***** Off
mumblesjack98
25/01/2010 18:37:00
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well said, britton's going anyway, would be a shame if he followed martinez to wigan though
GThomas
25/01/2010 18:48:00
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It's not a shame that he's going to leave but that he's going to come back to a level where he belongs with his head down. Players like him don't deserve to warm a bench but shine & play week in week out where they are their best.
Czech_Jack
25/01/2010 21:33:00
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I understand that he has to accept Premiership football if the chance comes. He has given Swansea City 8 years service and joined at the time when the club was at it's lowest. Whether he goes now or at the end of the season, I wish him well.
willow
25/01/2010 22:24:00
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Think he will go in the summer on a free so if we can get cash for him now then i think that makes good business sense
taylor2078
26/01/2010 09:59:00
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Leon Britton is a Swansea City Classic!!! if he feels its time to go i am sure everyone at Swansea City will wish him al the best in his career hes given 100% for this club! but as for Wigan that would be a massive shame! He is worth much more than Wigan !
holliethejack
26/01/2010 10:28:00
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