Date:Thursday May 27 2010
Swansea City are looking at other midfield options while Andrea Orlandi mulls over a new contract offer.
Manager Paulo Sousa could potentially lose 3 key midfielders this maybe, possibly more, as Darren Pratley and Leon Britton are being targetted by other clubs. Andrea Orlandi is also considering his options.
It was a similar situation this time last year regarding the Spaniard, when he thought long and hard before putting pen to paper on a 1-year deal.
Orlandi struggled to get regular first team football in his first two seasons under Roberto Martinez, but he showed much more potential when Paulo Sousa arrived and moved him from the wing and into a central position in midfield.
Chairman Huw Jenkins said:
'We have been discussing terms with Andrea and his representatives for the past six months,'
'He has not committed himself because he wants to weigh up his options, so Paulo (Sousa) has to weigh up his options, too.
'We have discussed other midfield players who might be available and it will be up to Paulo what he wants to do.'
'At the moment we are waiting to hear back from his agent,'
'We had the same situation with Andrea last year, and we have to accept that some players will wait until the last minute before signing an agreement because they want to weigh up their options.
'By the time Andrea signed a new deal last year, we had already started pre-season training.
'We fully understand that in this day and age, more and more players are allowing their contracts to run out so they have the freedom to decide what they do next.'
Orlandi has still to show his full potential and ability yet, even after three seasons at the Liberty Stadium and it would be a shame to lose a player who could develop into an excellent Championship midfielder.
|"How I long for the days when contracts were signed early February, or statements of "I'm not staying" came out mid March, so we could all stop wondering when a player is whoreing himself out via his agent, will he actually stay or not."|
Date:Thursday May 27 2010
Monk: Leicester Performance 'Wasn't a Shambles' (Friday April 24 2015)
Carver: Swansea Preparation Like 'World Cup Final' (Friday April 24 2015)
The Swansea City Injury Table Situation (Friday April 24 2015)
Why Swansea Should Return To 4-2-3-1 At Newcastle (Wednesday April 22 2015)
Oliveira Wants Swansea Stay But Is He Good Enough? (Wednesday April 22 2015)
Match Analysis: Leicester City 2-0 Swansea City (Tuesday April 21 2015)
'Tactically a Very Difficult Game To Get Through' (Saturday April 18 2015)
Monk Not Happy As Swans Outfought At Leicester (Saturday April 18 2015)
Pearson's Thoughts on Swansea City (Friday April 17 2015)
Pre-Match Talking Points: Leicester City (a) (Friday April 17 2015)
|10. West Ham||33||11||10||12||0||43|
|11. Crystal Palace||33||11||9||13||-3||42|
|Pause for Thought - RIP
» Chelsea : 25/04/2015 11:06:01
|Could This Man Save Chelsea £30 million?
» Chelsea : 25/04/2015 10:55:00
» Chelsea : 25/04/2015 10:46:01
|Dortmund Midfielder Deal Almost Done?
» Man Utd : 25/04/2015 09:45:01
|It`s Not Just About Us You Know!
» Man Utd : 25/04/2015 09:40:01