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Club Statement - Andy Robinson

Club Statement - Andy Robinson

A club statement today confirms that Andy Robinson has rejected to sign a new contract with Swansea City.

The statement reads in full:

'Swansea City has made Andy Robinson an exceptional offer to commit his future to the Club, and feel we have reached the point where this has to be our final offer. We feel the deal being offered fully reflects Andy's career development since he joined us in August 2003. However, Andy feels that we are still some way short of matching both his playing and financial aspirations over the next few years. Obviously, the Club is disappointed with this stance. Swansea City do not want to sell Andy Robinson, and we are more than willing for Andy to stay with the Club and to see out the final year of his current contract - even if this results in Andy walking away as a free agent next summer.

To prove the Club's commitment to keeping Andy, we have in the past few weeks rejected offers from Southend United and Cardiff City of £200,000 and £300,000 respectively. Our aim this season is to achieve automatic promotion to The Championship and we feel that Andy has a big part to play in us realising that ambition'.


Despite the second half of that statement saying that the club are willing to keep him here and risk seeing him go on a free summer, I think it's worth selling him now for anything over £350,000.

Most of the fans have now lost respect for Andy and I think he could even put in a transfer request if the club persist on rejecting bids that could see Robbo joining a Championship club with his wages doubled or even trebled.

He's clearly shown that he wants a much bigger wage packet than we're willing to offer as well as a move up to the Championship and with 2 or 3 clubs showing an interest, he's probably keen on a move before the start of the season.

There are more rumours today linking him with £400,000 move to Southend, yesterday it was Stoke!

What are your views? You can vote in our poll as well as posting your views via the article comments below.


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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday July 31 2006
Time: 4:22PM

Comments

0
I am please that andy will play this season for the swans however i would have prefered the cash for him rather than leave on a free.
sbrjack
31/07/2006 16:27:00
0
yup and me. he isnt going to be giving 100% is he.
bdazzler1
31/07/2006 16:32:00
0
gutted he's going !! :( ... but if he thinks he deserves better money.... rahter him go now than go for free at the end of this season !!
swanzea_gal
31/07/2006 17:43:00
0
Definately shouldn't stay now, he won't be happy and won't put in as much effort as he would do, and a lot of the fans won't help if he does play.
KevinE
31/07/2006 17:54:00
0
u lot mad he said he loves the club and should stay unitl the end of his contract i kno it wud be good for the club if we sell him but i wud rather him help us 2 get to the championship nd maybe he will want 2 stay if we get promoted !!!
naythan_swans
31/07/2006 18:05:00
0
yer and if we dont go up .. just watch him walk away for free :( ... he knows what he is worth because all the clubs that want him are in the championship and they would pay him alot more !! .. and if he does stay untill the end of the season dout he is going to be playing his very best.. it would be nice if we did get promoted and he stayed though :) .. only time can tell :D .. c'mon city :D !!
swanzea_gal
31/07/2006 18:10:00
0
I agree and believe that that an offer of £350k plus will come in this week and should be accepted. Robinson is not going to be happy playing for us knowing that 2 championship clubs have bid for him. He is not irreplaceable. Whoever plays his role perhaps will soon be our "man of the match".
willow
31/07/2006 20:11:00
0
Have to add , this will be a very unsettling time for the side, if a player does not want to be at the club knowing there is a better offer elsewhere how can Andy play at 100% when there is bad feeling.
sbrjack
31/07/2006 22:04:00
0
i think he should go now .. he has shown us what he wants and there are many teams that want him so.....
swanzea_gal
31/07/2006 22:16:00
0
greedy player no player should be higher than the club we picked him up from non league footy and gave him his chance and the club has stood by him on a number of occasions nightclub brawl.. 7 match ban etc.. greedy player can tell he doesnt want to be here
hillo
31/07/2006 23:20:00
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