Monk Disagrees With Transfer Deadline
Friday, 14th Aug 2015 07:30 by Planet Swans (follow us on Twitter @swansnews)
Garry Monk is not alone in voicing his concern over the transfer window and the date it closes with his belief being that it benefits the 'bigger' clubs and is a disadvantage to sides like the Swans.
Monk was a busy man at the start of the summer pretty much finishing off his business before the Swans started their pre-season training at the start of July. That he believes was essential to ensure that the new players blended into the group properly and it was difficult to argue with him when we saw the performance against Chelsea last weekend.
There are still just over two weeks left of the transfer window and there is expected to be a flurry of activity in that period as teams build their squads that will see them through until the next transfer window in January.
There is always teams who spend large in the last couple of weeks of the window and Monk believes that it puts his side at a disadvantage compared to others.
“I think the disappointing thing about the transfer window is that it goes into the season,” he said.
“That only benefits bigger clubs, it doesn’t benefit clubs like ourselves.
“You have the summer to prepare and if you get that preparation right you should get players in before the first game of the season.
“That’s where the cut-off point should be, on that Friday night before the season starts.
“Then it should reopen in January. I think it’s ludicrous that it goes into the season.
“I think that’s just stupidity to be honest, but they are the rules right now.”
Monk is expected to do minimal if any business in the remainder of the window with his squad pretty much looking as he wanted it to be with options available to him in every position something he stated he wanted to achieve.
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