News of a firm stance, a popular player leaves, and Borja burns bridges…
Clement: Sigurdsson goes only on our terms
Paul Clement on Gylfi Sigurðsson: “I am planning for him to be here, but there is clearly some very strong interest in him.” pic.twitter.com/uy2yRWQbXF
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 11, 2017
We discussed the weekend transfer rumours surrounding Gylfi Sigurdsson in yesterday’s Daily Swan, and today saw a public comment from the manager on the situation.
“I am planning for him to be here, but there is clearly some very strong interest in him. We will have to see what happens. He has three years on his contract and if any business is going to be done, it will be done on the terms we want… At the moment he is a Swansea player and we have to carry on looking at it that way”
Take from that what you will, but there is an increasing sense of confidence that the club are taking a firm stance over Gylfi. It seems he will either remain a Swan for the coming season, or leave for a very large transfer fee that will allow Swansea to re-invest. Time will tell.
Popping the Cork Out
Wishing you and your family the very best of luck for the future, @jackcork1.
Thank you for everything! pic.twitter.com/eKgqj50glO
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) July 11, 2017
So, confirmation of a transfer that spent just one day in the rumour mill. Jack Cork has moved to Burnley for a fee that could rise to £10 million. This is a transfer that seems to suit all parties. Burnley have gained a classy player who dramatically raises the ability of their midfield, Cork gains almost guaranteed first-team football at a club with which he has good links, and Swansea have pretty much paid off the money spent on new arrival Roque Mesa.
It is yet another confident move from Paul Clement, Huw Jenkins and the owners in an increasingly optimistic Swansea summer. Having made a good profit on the sale of Jack Cork, Swansea can now look to push on with the rebuilding of their squad.
Borja shoots… his mouth off
— Swansea City Online (@SwanseaCityLive) July 11, 2017
I distinctly remember wishing Borja Baston a successful season on loan at Malaga, not nine days ago. Speaking after being formally unveiled as a Malaga player, Borja has spoken of his desire for his loan club to make the move permanent. Fifteen million pounds, pal. Three years left on your deal, buddy. At least pretend you’d like to play for us, or be good enough that Malaga pay more than we did for you.