A Spokesman For The Owners Said...
Tuesday, 22nd Aug 2017 06:55 by Planet Swans (follow us on Twitter @swansnews)
Landon Donovan appears to have become the unofficial spokesman for our owners when it comes to any questions that need answering or at least that is the way it plays out in the media when it happens.
With a £40m+ transfer fee sat in the Swans kitty at the moment, we have just over a week to complete the transfer deals that we need to complete before the window closes and Donovan has said that the money will be spent.
It emerged last year that Donovan holds some shares in the club as part of the consortium that purchased the majority stake next year but it has never actually been reported just how many he does own.
The 35-year-old former USA captain is now reported as "a consultant and minor shareholder at the club"
In a press release issued last night Donovan outlined the thoughts of the owners when he said "There is always money to spend, to some extent, but it's about whether you are getting a good deal
"You can't just spend money to spend money. We are not Manchester United or Chelsea or Tottenham that have an endless supply of money.
"It takes the right deal at the right time, but we are not afraid to spend money.
"In the end I think for Gylfi it was a good thing to do but now the team has to move forward. It's exciting for Huw now to have some money to work with and money to spend. We need to keep making the squad better.
"From minute one they said, 'we are going to make the team better'.
"We're not going to spend money just to spend money, but if there are a few signings that make a lot of sense then we have the ability to do so."
Donovan also admitted that he is asked for his views on transfers “Huw and the scouting team find targets and if there is somebody they think I may know or may have played with or may know something about then they’ll ask me for my advice,” he added.
Sam Clucas is expected to be confirmed as a Swansea player in the next couple of days as the start of that spending and it will be interesting to see just how we are at 'not being afraid' to spend money.
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