Date:Saturday June 23 2012
Swanasea City manager Michael Laudrup says its important for him to sign goalscorers this Summer to replace loanee Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Sigurdsson was a vital and influential loan signing under Brendan Rodgers last season, averaging almost a goal every two games to help vastly improve our poor away form. Signed in January from Hoffenheim, the Icelandic midfielder scored 7 goals in 18 League games to help the club finish in 11th place in their debut year in the Premier League.
Laudrup has conceded defeat in trying to keep the 22 year-old at the Liberty Stadium, and has stressed that he'll need to sign another, similar player who can guarantee goals in the 2012/13 campaign.
Whilst the Swans boss has some excellent midfielders in his squad, including Leon Britton, Joe Allen, Kemy Agustien and Nathan Dyer to name just a few, they don't score regularly and he'll need another player who can score goals from distance.
"If Sigurdsson leaves, we will need an attacking midfielder but, more than that position, we need goals,"
"We have to look at the players we have got and know more or less how many goals they will guarantee.
"You have to reach a certain number of goals otherwise you have to defend very, very well.
"If you lose a player who scores seven, eight or nine goals, you have to find another one.
"It is also good if you can find a player who can cover two or maybe three positions, because that makes it easier to change things."
Laudrup has also ruled out just buying Danish players, having recently been linked with Michael Krohn-Dehli, stating he's simply looking for players who can improve the team.
"Of course I want players that I have knowledge of, but if they are Danes, Dutch or Spanish, it is not the most important,"
"I do not buy any players just because they are Danes. It should be someone who fits in, and then they must be good quality at a reasonable cost.
"Of course money is important — to say it is not in football would be a lie.
"But to find a good player with potential for a small amount of moment and then to develop him in the group is a great pleasure for a manager and for a club.
"At Brondby we had Daniel Agger who came up from the youth. He had two years in the team and then we sold him to Liverpool for nearly £7 million, which is a lot of money in Denmark.
"We also had (former Bolton striker) Johan Elmander and (Denmark midfielder) Thomas Kahlenberg, who has been playing in France. As a manager that gives you even greater satisfaction than winning something as a player."
Date:Saturday June 23 2012
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