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Swans To Beat Leeds In Race To Sign Lansbury?

Swans To Beat Leeds In Race To Sign Lansbury?

Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping that he can complete a loan move for young Arsenal Midfielder Henri Lansbury.

"why oh why do we let the press know our dealings? Leeds or us, i'd put money on him joining Leeds."
Fellow Championship rivals Leeds United are also interested in signing the 19 year-old but local reports suggest that the Swans could beat them in the race to land the promising midfielder.

Rodgers has recently said that he is looking to sign a striker and a goalscoring midfielder within the next few days. We've also been linked with a move for West Ham United frontman Frank Nouble.

"The club has been in touch with his representatives and with Arsenal more importantly and we`re obviously looking to do a deal to bring him here.

We are hoping in the next couple of days that we can sort something out."

Lansbury scored 5 goals in 39 appearances whilst on loan at Watford last season. He has also had a spell at Scunthorpe United - he scored 4 goals in 16 games for the Iron in 2009.

He's an attacking midfielder who can play on either wing but prefers a more central role. He impressed at Vicarage Road having been one of their stand-out players last season.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is predicting big things for Lansbury, in January he said:

'He will be a big player for me,'

'He is at the moment having a very interesting experience [at Watford] that we judge to be very successful.

'He will come back at the end of the season and practise with the first-team in the next pre-season. Then we will assess the situation with him together.'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday August 23 2010
Time: 6:05PM


i imagine the lad would choose Leeds over us
23/08/2010 18:15:00
not necessarily as it's not a career choice but one to help develop his game. i'd say we play a more similar style to arsenal than leeds!
23/08/2010 18:48:00
maybe, but names also turn heads, just as it was for Anderson a few seasons ago
23/08/2010 18:58:00
we'll have to wait and see, but rodgers seems quite hopeful of the signing. he'd be great if we can get him
23/08/2010 20:02:00
Can't see why Leeds would be pushing for an attacking midfielder. With the formation were playing we currently require a defensive -midfielder. With Gradel due back after his ban, Somma returning last week, Paynter and Snodgrass returning soon, we will have much choice in regards to our attacking force.
23/08/2010 21:27:00
Also to add that we have Sanchez (you!)Watt (i'm aware he's on loan) and Lloyd Sam, also adding the numbers in regards to strike force, it just makes me think more about why such a story of a def-mid hasn't crept up yet?
23/08/2010 21:32:00
I'd like to see us bring a defender in to provide more strength in the full back department but Rodgers is happy with his defence so that's unlikely to happen. I like the sound of this guy and he did well at Watford by all accounts. Lansbury, Agustien and a striker signing this week possibly and if they do we're looking good.
23/08/2010 22:05:00
Lansbury is class guys/ Lets hope he can push on and have a successful season with Swansea..and then retuen to N London with soe valuable experience... Good luck for the season.. GoonertilIDie
cesc la vie
24/08/2010 03:54:00
Has anybody heard the rumours we are linked with Rory Fallon? i live in Devon and read in the Western Morning News a Southwest paper PLEASE TELL ME THIS ISN'T TRUE?
24/08/2010 19:26:00
Cant see that happening Taylor,certainly aint heard any rumours of him coming back down here dont think he's the type of player rodgers goes for thank god.
abertawe jackster
24/08/2010 19:37:00
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