Agents are calling Swansea City every day - And not just one person, there are many
Tuesday, 14th Sep 2021 15:57 by David Cornish
Russell Martin, Mark Allen and several other of Swansea City’s hierarchy are receiving texts every day, and many of them from agents, Ex players and contacts. This afternoon Martin stated his position with players is that he has to assess who is staying long term before adjusting his squad numbers further. This a few days after stating very clearly he was looking at the free agent market.
It didn’t seem like a misquote a few days back, it seemed extremely clear that Russell Martin was interested in potential new signings, and of course now he only has the free market to look at. It’s possibly why he stated today “I'm getting texts from agents every day and I'm sure Mark Allen is as well. But it has to be right for us. The longer that goes on, the less likely it will be to do anything because it becomes really difficult for players the longer it goes without having any club. But we did it at MK, with Cameron Jerome, Andy Surman, people like that. People I knew. People without clubs, and they did brilliantly for us”
We do know that Robbie Brady or more to the point his Irish representative have spoken with the swans an several occasions. Now it could be that his financial demands are too much for the club, or his injury record is of some concern. On that point at least we agree Brady isn’t for the swans. However, and we are giving all parties some leeway here, it could be the ‘high amount of texts’ received by Martin and Allen plus of course Andy Scott and Julian Winter get lost or are merely put down as not achievable. We’ve all seen as well the games that many clubs and managers play when the question of transfers comes up.
On one hand it’s obvious to see why Julian Winter May well have put a halt to further expenditure, however Martin has said “If we believe someone comes up, and they can add to the place on the pitch, or off the pitch, then it's something we'll look at. The owners have been brilliant with that. Mark's been great. But until then, we'll just have to wait and see." So, what is it then ? Something tells me Russell Martin May be well versed in what he wants on the pitch, he’s a very intelligent guy but the Wales microscope covering two very well supported sides in the south is very intrusive. As a manager he definitely will not have experienced the amount of exposure and news that can be covered by so many outlets twenty four hours a day. It’s worthy of note for him at least.
On Robbie Brady, Martin has stated he hasn’t spoken to him for a while, no time specifics there but it is clear at least as far as he is concerned Brady isn’t on the horizon ( if he was he would potentially fall over and break another bone before he got to where he wants to be ) But seriously, and despite the undermining efforts of the so called main media, this won’t be going away too soon, and of course Martin hasn’t dismissed it totally out of hand. “I love Robbie as a guy. He's brilliant. Fantastic player. Been in the Premier League for the last however long," he said. "But I haven't spoken to him. I haven't spoken to him for a while, being honest. Martin went on to say though o there's nothing in that at the moment. He's a good player. Really good player, but I just think we've got a lot of players at the moment, we just need to work out who's going to fit in and who's going to really be with us over a long period of time. "If it was different timing, then I'd possibly be telling you that I'd be really interested in it, but at this moment in time, there's nothing there."
Draw from that what you will.
Tomorrow the swans face Millwall and our pre match bulletin will land here very shortly, or at the latest in the morning, in the meantime thanks for your continued messages of support and thanks as well for supporting Swansea Independent.
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