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Swansea chairman dismisses rift with Laudrup over budget

Modified 07 Jun 2013

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Swansea chairman Hue Jenkins has dismissed reports of alleged rows with Michael Laudrup over transfer funds by insisting that Laudrup will have a significant amount of money at his disposal and is happy with the agreed transfer deals.

“It’s disappointing that I have to respond to the speculation of unrest at the club after the fantastic season we have had,” said Jenkins.

Laudrup who is on a mission to strengthen his squad was assured by the board, in March, that if and when he signed a new contract, he would be given money to spend.

Laudrup who lead the Swansea squad to victory in the Capital One Cup in his first season said that he needed to spend “couple of hundred million pounds” on new recruits to move them up the Premier League ladder.

Recently it was confirmed that Jose Canas is set to join Swansea. Canas, 26, will sign a pre-contract agreement that will see him move from Real Betis on a free transfer deal, on 1 July.

Jenkins, on the other hand, has insisted that they will stick to their original financial budget that has seen them through their rise from a barely existent football club to one of the top ten in the Premier League.

Source: BBC Sport

Published 07 Jun 2013, 21:23 IST
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