Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Swansea City Interested In Blackpool's Baptiste

Swansea City Interested In Blackpool's Baptiste

Swansea City are still on the lookout for defenders according to Sky Sports as they believe that the club have launched a bid for Blackpool's Alex Baptiste.

Michael Laudrup has signed two defenders so far this Summer, bringing in Chico Flores from Genoa and youngster Kyle Bartley from Arsenal.

Baptiste has proved to be a key player for the Seasiders since his move there from Mansfield Town in 2008, and it's no surprise that the Swans face plenty of competition to sign the 26 year-old.

It's not been mentioned in the media, but the Swans could have an advantage in their attempts to sign Baptiste as Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is very interested in signing Stephen Dobbie, but the asking price appears to be too much for the Championship outfit.

Baptiste, whose contract expires next Summer, has previous experience of the Premier League with Blackpool in 2010/11. He narrowly missed the chance to return to the top flight with the Seasiders last season as they were defeated by West Ham United 2-1 in the Play-off Final.

Last season Baptiste made 49 appearances for Blackpool in all competitions, scoring 1 goal and picking up just 4 yellow cards.



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday August 18 2012
Time: 9:45AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Retires?

Recent Swansea City Articles

How Much Did Injuries Cost You In 2016/17

The numbers have been crunched on how much money sides had to fork out last season in the Premier League based on the injuries they suffered across the year.

60% Say Swansea City Need 3 Signings or More

In a recent poll, 60% of our voters believe that we need at least three signings in the Summer transfer window

AFCON Boost For League Sides From 2019

Changes to the African Cup of Nations have provided Premier League teams with a boost from the season of 2018/19.

Swansea City Considering Wilfried Bony Return

Swansea City are reportedly considering pushing through a move to bring Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony back to the club

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many more signings do we need to make this Summer?
Suggested By:
02%
11%
2-337%
3-454%
5 or more6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Dennis Downing8
2.GThomas6
3.Phil W5
4.yugo231
5.KevinE1
Vital Football Comment