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Swans Reject £125,000 Robinson Bid

Swans Reject  £125,000 Robinson Bid

Swansea City have recently turned down a £125,000 bid from Southend United for midfielder Andy Robinson.

And just as we revealed over a month ago (link here) we also failed to sign Brentford midfielder Jay Tabb as he opted to join Conventry City.

Chairman Huw Jenkins says its been frustrating trying to sign players as despite being able to offer the same money as the other clubs, but Jenkins said: ''but the lure of the Championship has beaten us.''

'Fair play to the players, they are taking the opportunity when it arises to move up a division or two. But for us it's very, very frustrating.'

'Clearly we're going to have to look harder and work harder, but there are other players around,'

'We've still got a few options and we're still waiting on a few decisions.'


There was speculation during May that a number of Championship clubs were interested in Robinson, such as Wolves and Hull.

A move for the former Tranmere midfielder is highly unlikely as he is keen to stay at the Liberty Stadium and is expected to sign a new 2-year contract with the Swans.

He said: 'My agent has told me that a few clubs have come in and that's good for me because people are taking notice of my ability.

'But I just want to get myself sorted with Swansea. I spoke to the gaffer a few times last season. I told him that this is my club and I want to stay.

'They've offered me a new contract and, hopefully, it will all be done soon because I don't want it to drag on.

'I just want to get it signed and it's up to the club now to sort it out. Normally my contract situation is wrapped up within a week, but there are a few things to iron out. Any speculation will stop when it's done.'

'It's a great league (Championship) and I want to play there because I believe I'm good enough,'

'But I want to play there with Swansea. We didn't quite make it last season, but that's our aim now for next year.'


Robinson was excellent last season as he scored an impressive 17 goals and both the chairman and manager has been impressed and have rewarded him with a new deal.

Jenkins said: 'The progress Andy's made over the last few years has been fantastic,'

'He's a vital part of our plans and we're waiting for Andy and his agent to come and sign the new contract.'


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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday July 5 2006
Time: 12:32PM

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Comments

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He ain't going nowhere this season!! Top player who is a key member of our squad!!
Jackman2006
05/07/2006 12:47:00
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Robbo is staying put , we need him and as for 125,000 you have to be joking.
sbrjack
05/07/2006 13:16:00
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125000 wouldnt buy him shoelaces....
hillo
05/07/2006 13:21:00
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£125k? Your avvin a larrrff mate! hes worth 5 times that.
bdazzler1
05/07/2006 13:47:00
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he aint goin nowhere. He is a awsome player and he is a big playmaker. Thats to less anyway, if we was goin to buy johnson is woth 275k then robbo is worth 400k.
mattyjones
05/07/2006 15:45:00
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he's staying with swansea city :D ... think hes had a great seaon and going to be even better next season ... £125,000 your having a laugh robbo's worth so much more than that !!
swanzea_gal
05/07/2006 15:57:00
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I just hope if southend offer more we will stick to our guns and keep him.
sbrjack
05/07/2006 19:40:00
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He's going nowhere, Southend have given up: He's going nowhere: "Andy would have been a good signing for us but it looks like he's going to be signing a new contract at Swansea," Tilson said. "He played well against us last season so he would have been a good one to get in, but I don't think it will happen now."
KevinE
06/07/2006 14:35:00
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he wnt go nowhere he lvez us 2 much l0l....he had da best season last season nd its gna b even betta this season..cmon robbo
swanz_gal_05
06/07/2006 16:34:00
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