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Rodgers To Sell Swansea Move To Donnelly

Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to convince Rory Donnelly that Swansea City is the best move for him after having a bid accepted for the young striker.

The Swans boss fully believes that the Welsh club is an excellent place to develop and progress at, and he hopes he can convince the 19 year-old to join them instead of Everton or Liverpool.

Donnelly, currently playing in his native Northern Ireland for Cliftonville, may well be attracted to a move to Anfield or Goodison Park, but you'd have to feel that first team opportunities would more unlikely there than at the Liberty Stadium.

Rodgers, Northern Irish himself, is a big fan of bringing in and developing youngsters - having worked with the Youth Team at Chelsea. He's done brilliantly with Joe Allen and he also hopes to bring in Josh McEachran on loan.

Rodgers said:

'I know what's on offer at this club, and if Rory is clever enough, he will look at our squad and see that there are two young, homegrown players who have come through and are playing in the Premier League.

'He will also see that there are lots of other young players at this club as well as some top senior professionals who can help the younger players through.

'He will see a wonderful city which will be very much like home for him, and a club with a manager and a group of people who can really aid his career.

'If he doesn't see it that way then good luck to him in whatever he does and we will move on.'


Rodgers also says he hopes to sell Donnelly a move to the club whilst he's in the city:

'He will be here for a couple of days and hopefully we can tie things up and get this sorted.

'I can only ever sell the package that we have here, and that is a great package for a youth player or a senior player.

'Knowing Rory's background and the start he has had, I know this would be a brilliant place for him and I am sure in the next couple of days he will recognise that.

'There's no doubt there's a lot of interest in him, but I am quite relaxed about the situation.'







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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 20 2011

Time: 8:29PM

 

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