Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Swansea City Suffer Setback In Striker Signing

Swansea City Suffer Setback In Striker Signing

Swansea City have suffered a setback in their attempts to sign Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly.

Manager Brendan Rodgers thought he had an agreement in place regarding the 19 year-old's fee, but it seems that the fee is no longer agreed according to the Swans boss.

Swansea City face a tough battle now to sign Donnelly ahead of Everton and Liverpool, who have also held talks with the player recently regarding a possible transfer.

Rodgers explained the situation to BBC Sport:

'I find it sad and disappointing that we had an agreement and now we don't. Morally, you would think that would stand but we will find out over the next few days,'

'We have done everything we can up until this moment. We had the player watched over a number of months, I went to see him myself, and I felt he was worth taking into our group.

'We arranged for him to come over for a couple of days, he's a good kid and his agent and assistant coach enjoyed their time here and that's as much as we can do.

'We agreed the fee on the basis he came here and enjoyed it and we could put a deal together. What happens after that is out of our control.

'They decided the fee was no longer agreed and that's something out of my hands.

'At this moment the chairman has spoken with their chairman and I will find out how that evolves.

'It's up to the club, I came back with a valuation and Cliftonville have played the game quite well, but we shall see.

'He's a good kid and the two clubs who are reportedly interested are fantastic clubs, but it has to be about an opportunity for the player and they (Cliftonville) will decide who will be best suited.'






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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday December 23 2011
Time: 5:51PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Joshua v Klitschko?

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Some Thoughts After The Defeat To Man City

Some observations after yet another League defeat, but the signs were more encouraging after a much needed improved performance

Rate The Players: Swansea City 1-3 Manchester City

Rate the players' performances in the 3-1 home defeat against Manchester City

Guidolin: 'Today I Saw My Team Grow Up'

Guidolin was pleased with his side's improved performance in the 3-1 defeat against League leaders Manchester City

Stats: Swansea City v Manchester City

All the stats from Swansea City (1) vs (3) Manchester City, Liberty Stadium, 24th September 2016 Att: 20,786

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Manchester City
Suggested By:
Fabianski3%
Rangel3%
van der Hoorn55%
Amat0%
Naughton3%
Britton24%
Cork0%
Fer3%
Sigurdsson3%
Routledge0%
Llorente6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 6 6 0 0 18 13
2 Spurs 6 4 2 0 14 7
3 Arsenal 6 4 1 1 13 8
4 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 7
5 Everton 6 4 1 1 13 6
6 Man Utd 6 4 0 2 12 5
7 Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 10 3
8 Chelsea 6 3 1 2 10 1
9 Southampton 6 2 2 2 8 1
10 WBA 6 2 2 2 8 1
11 Watford 6 2 1 3 7 -1
12 Leicester City 6 2 1 3 7 -3
13 Burnley 6 2 1 3 7 -3
14 Hull City 6 2 1 3 7 -5
15 AFC Bournemouth 6 2 1 3 7 -5
16 Middlesbrough 6 1 2 3 5 -3
17 Swansea 6 1 1 4 4 -5
18 West Ham 6 1 0 5 3 -9
19 Stoke 6 0 2 4 2 -11
20 Sunderland 6 0 1 5 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 12:30PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 31 2016 8:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 6 2016 3:00PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.forest fan9
2.Dennis Downing7
3.KevinE5
4.yugo231
5.Woody1
6.Phil W1