Clubs calling for Liam Cullen at Swansea City, but will he go ?
Monday, 27th Dec 2021 12:57 by Keith Haynes
As we correctly reported two days ago, Morgan Whittaker agreed a loan deal to leave Swansea City until the end of this season on Christmas Eve, and trusting in our sources for that information there is more today. Although it has never been about being first it was pretty reassuring the national newspapers and other websites followed suit in reporting our news yesterday, and indeed today.
Some of the same websites that couldn’t read the Joel Piroe story very well seem convinced we are right this time. It’s an odd world.
Liam is very well thought of by the swans hierarchy, an academy graduate from Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, at twenty two years of age expectations are now at the point that he should have kicked on. He hasn’t. It is hard for anyone to present a case for Liam, and despite inclusion in many match day squads this season when many would have preferred Morgan Whittaker it seems now the penny has dropped. If he see’s his future on the bench at Swansea this season it won’t sit well with many swans fans. Like Morgan he needs to explore his options. And he has been told by Russell Martin if options arise the club will explore them, and he will have to as well.
What we do know now is there has been interest in Liam from League one clubs, plus Newport County who have seen numerous swans academy players be a resounding success in recent years. A move not too far away from home would maybe suit Liam. Especially if it is only a fairly short drive down the road. It would also prove to be a big test of his character at League two level, and his ability to score goals.
The other option is a permanent transfer, we are not going to speculate on who has contacted the swans about this, but we have been told two clubs, again from league one are interested. If we were to throw our thoughts in to who that is then Portsmouth and Sunderland would be clubs who could possibly go to £150k for Liam. Plymouth who are looking up now rather than down are bound to be interested after links with him in the summer which were confirmed at the time. You could also throw Cheltenham in to the mix as well, but as we say, nothing is sourced from our end on this. Just speculation from certain quarters, albeit respected certain quarters.
Liam Cullen can’t sit on the bench for the rest of this season, he has to leave the club, at the very least on loan. With the swans ready to discuss terms for Leeds United Sam Greenwood, and if that happens Liam is fourth choice. It presents an impossible situation for him at his age and stage of his career.
He has to get in to the mode of ‘ I’m leaving the swans ‘ he has had his chances this season but he hasn’t in any way impressed. A return of that cheeky confidence is needed. He has the quality. It’s definitely something we think will happen in the coming weeks, and if Cullen doesn’t like it he may well find himself so far back in the swans selection process he will become a very much forgotten man. And that would be tragic.
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