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Swansea City Boss Eyes Summer Signings

Swansea City Boss Eyes Summer Signings

Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers is looking ahead to his Summer plans, as he looks to bring in 3 or 4 new players.

The Irishman has revealed though that the club's philosophy in regards to buying players hasn't changed much despite achieving promotion to the top flight - worth around £90m.

Having come through difficult financial times in the early 00's, the Swansea City board have since always insisted on not over-spending on transfer fees and wages.

Rodgers has said that the club will need to start spending a little more to maintain their impressive position in the Premier League, and that it won't be long before they starting spending £5m on players.

'We are not being arrogant, we are just planning ahead,'

'We have plan A and plan B and we look at the what if scenario, but certainly we are very positive in our minds about the future.

'I had a good chat with the chairman this week, and we are not going to shell out millions and millions like some clubs have done because that's not the way we work at Swansea. We want to do it our way, but the chairman understands that we have got to invest. If we are going to retain our status at this level in the long term, we have got to recruit well.

'We are not going to go crazy, but we will be looking to add three or four players who can make a difference if we stay in the Premier League, and that means we will have to make some sort of investment.'


Swansea City have had some problems competing with other teams to secure the signings of their targets. The main reason being that they offer less attractive personal terms, plus they're a much smaller club.

However, Rodgers believes that they'll soon find it easier to attract players to sign thanks to an excellent debut season in the Premier League. He added:

'We are already seeing that it might be easier to bring players in this year,'

'We were relatively unknown last summer, but the Premier League is a global brand and I think we have opened up more doors now.

'People are seeing not only that we are a competitive team, but we play like a big team.

'Players want to be associated with that, but of course they also want the wages and that's the balancing act for us.

'It's exciting to see what we can do in the transfer market, but it's a challenging time as well because there's a lot that goes into finding the players who can help us move forward.

'Then there are the players' expectations. Because we are in the Premier League you can add noughts to the wages they want, but we will always work with common sense.'



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday March 16 2012
Time: 10:45PM

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