Is Kemy Agustien Good Enough For Swansea City?
I`m struggling to find many reasons to suggest that he is.
The Dutchman looked like a promising ball winning midfielder when he joined up with the squad on trial during a Summer Tour in 2010, but injuries have hindered his progress and have prevented him from earning a regular place in the team.
With a lack of physical midfielders in the team - those that can help to win the ball and win the midfield battle, us fans have often looked to Agustien to be the man to offer the team more muscle, particularly in away games, but his inability to avoid injuries and prove himself at this level continues year on year.
Swansea City have just recently booked their place in the Europa League which would now prompt them to improve the strength in depth and overall quality within the team. I`m not convinced that Agustien is good enough to be one of the fringe players to play in such a tough environment that European football proves to be. Not only that, but he hardly looks like he`ll ever prove to be a decent back-up player for the Premier League either.
I could be wrong, and hopefully I am as Agustien has shown glimpses of potential to be decent player at this level. It`s difficult to rate a player who has been troubled with injuries and has only managed a game here and there in-between spells on the sidelines. It`s also difficult for the player himself to show his true quality, but maybe we never will as time could be running out for the Dutchman.
He has qualities that we really need in midfield - particularly his tackling ability and the added muscle he can add in that position, but it wouldn`t be at all surprising if Michael Laudrup looks elsewhere for that in the Summer transfer window.
Will he move on? Who knows, possibly not yet, but I don`t think he has too long left at the Liberty Stadium.
Vital Swansea would like to thank Come On You Swans.com for the article.