Missing Out On Mullan
Wednesday, 13th Jun 2007 00:00
Missing Out On Mullan?
Swansea City look to have failed in their bid to land ex-Manchester United prospect Jamie Mullan.The 19-year-old winger spent time on trial at the Liberty Stadium at the back end of last season and is thought to have been offered a three-year contract. But amid suggestions Mullan, who has been freed by United, is keener on a move to Leeds than Wales, Roberto Martinez has all but signalled the end of Swansea's interest. "Jamie Mullan is a young player with good potential," Martinez said. "He had a trial with us but he wanted to keep his options open. I think he is waiting on other things and it's unlikely he'll be coming to Swansea. "We had a look at him and as far as I'm concerned it's down to how much the player wants to join us. I don't think he really wants to join us, and we only want players who do." That means Martinez's summer search for at least one natural wide player continues. He is also in the market for a striker and possibly a central defender, depending on what happens with out-of-contract duo Garry Monk and Izzy Iriekpen. But perhaps the most obvious need for strengthening is in goal, where Swansea want some serious competition for Willy Gueret in the wake of Andy Oakes's departure. Martinez has admitted for the first time that out-of-contract Dunfermline stopper Dorus De Vries is a target - but insists he is just one of a number of possible recruits. "Dorus De Vries is someone we have followed and he has just had a very good season," the Swansea manager added. "But we have got a few names on our list at this stage. We are giving ourselves enough options to make sure we sign the right man for what is a key area, and I'm very confident that whatever happens will be good for the club." Source: South Wales Evening Post
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