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Jackett Signs Leacock For 375,000

Kenny Jackett has today broken the record fee with the 375,000 signing of Fulham defender Dean Leacock.

It was revealed earlier today that the Swans were hoping to sign Fulham duo Rehman and Leacock using the money received for the sale of Sam Ricketts.

The 22 year old can operate as a full back as well as in the centre and has today signed a 3-year contract.

Huw Jenkins revealed he was a long-term target: 'Dean has been one of our main targets from day one,''

''We've been trying to get him for the last 12 weeks and it was only at 5pm yesterday that Fulham decided to let him go.

'I know it was a hard decision for them because they rate him very highly at Craven Cottage - as does our manager Kenny Jackett.''

'Dean has been one of our main targets from day one,''

'We've been trying to get him for the last 12 weeks and it was only at 5pm yesterday that Fulham decided to let him go.

'I know it was a hard decision for them because they rate him very highly at Craven Cottage - as does our manager Kenny Jackett.''

'We have been working very hard over the summer to bring in players to strengthen our push for the Championship,''

'Hopefully we'll have one or two more by the start of the season.

'We would have brought Leacock in for that sort of money even if Sam Ricketts had decided to stay because it's our policy to keep strengthening the squad and move the club forward.

'There's no point in dwelling on players who don't want to play for Swansea City. Instead we should be excited about players who desperately want to play for this club.

I'm sure Kenny will keep on finding them for us and make us even stronger.''


Leacock is a strong, quick and powerful defender who has excellent distribution.

He played 7 games for Fulham last season and was thought to be particularly impressive in the game against Premiership champions Chelsea.




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 14 2006

Time: 8:20PM

Your Comments

I sincerly hope this Guy is worth breaking our transfer record for.
sbrjack
better be worth 375 k said to had been impressive against chelsea so that speaks for itself a couple more players is a must
hillo
he seems pretty good. he must feel pretty good aswell being the record breking signing at the club.
mattyjones
transfer record .. hope he is worth is now !!.. we'll soon see ..
swanzea_gal
I wonder what clauses are in this contract. Fulham will want a % of the fee if we sell him onto another club in a few years time.
KevinE
Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if Fulham had a sell on clause in this one.
Jobcentrejack
2 more Fulham players could be joining us, Rehman and Timlin.
KevinE
Rehman I knew about, but this Timlin one has come from nowhere. Do you know anything more about it Kev?
Jobcentrejack
I don't at the moment but I hope the rumours about Timlin aren't true, He's crap apparantly. Donny sent him back early so too did Scunthorpe during his loan spells with those clubs - he was that bad.
KevinE
Good news. More of the same please.
bdazzler1
Well at leastit willnot take too much integrating if they are all from the same club.
sbrjack
lets just hope hes worth it ini.
s_w_a_n_s
a lot of money to spend lets just hope he helps us get promotin this season!!
s_c_f_c
 

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