Swansea City owner, Huw Jenkins, has refused to rule out the possibility of big-money signings at the Liberty Stadium this summer. Jenkins has broken club transfer records in the past, not least by splashing out £12 million on striking revelation, Wilfred Bony, 12 months ago, and there is a possibility that that figure will rise again.
The news will be met with joy by Swansea fans, as they look for their club to build on what was ultimately a satisfying season. Next year will be Garry Monk’s first full season at the helm of the club, after he took over from Michael Laudrup during last year’s campaign. Monk will be looking to make a mark on the squad, and he will be relieved that the funds will be available to do it.
Jenkins confirmed that, ‘we’ll always be looking in the market for players at the right price’, explaining that the money is there, as long as it is spent wisely. The owner also expressed frustration over Laudrup’s buying strategy last year, saying ‘a lot of the players we bought in last year didn’t make the starting XI’.
It seems that squad-strengthening is not on the agenda for Swansea this time around, as Jenkins calls for players that will make the first-team. He believes that by buying quality, Swansea will be able to progress further up the table, and he is prepared to meet the asking price when he believes the right player becomes available.
Jenkins’ is a refreshingly level head within the current, crazy environment of Premier League Chairmen!