Roberto Coy On Transfer Targets

Monday, 26 May 2008, 16:35
1 min read

Martinez was back in his native Spain, where he watched Espanyol as well as taking in games in Holland and watching Rangers clash with Motherwell in Scotland.

And he was looking to add to the bargain buys he picked up last summer which served the Swans so well over the past nine months as they walked away with the League One title by a margin of ten points with a club record points haul.

And the Swansea manager also revealed that there was becoming quite a large following in Spain for Swansea City following the successful acquisition last season of Angel Rangel, Guillem Bauza and Anrea Orlandi as well as the performance of the manager himself.

As ever though, Roberto was not giving anything away in terms of his targets having become the master of playing his cards close to his chest since coming into management just 15 short months ago.

Speaking to the Evening Post, the Swans manager said "It was the perfect time for us to go to Spain because the league was coming to a conclusion while our season had already ended,

"It is a good opportunity to catch up with players who we have been monitoring for a long period along with preparing things for the pre-season.

"I have been watching La Liga and Segunda Division games in Spain along with some matches in Holland and Scotland, including Rangers' game with Motherwell.

"We wanted to check on the development of players, which is an ongoing process.

"There will be a lot of names and rumours being floated about.

"I can say that we have looked at a lot of players – it is not possible to go through that list with you because it would take forever.

"But we are carefully monitoring each player's ability and character, because it is important that you have the right personality off the pitch as well as on it.

"I have spoken to players that want to come to play for Swansea City

"They are aware of what we have achieved in the past 12 months.

"They have seen how well Angel and Bussy have settled and adapted to British football and I think the football we have played has attracted players in the club.

"There is now a huge following in Spain for Swansea City."

Images courtesy of Getty Images, Athena Picture Agency and Swansea City Football Club.
NewsNow

League Table

Next Up

Forum Latest

Threads: 15,423

Messages: 234,851

Members: 2,316

Latest member: mattmanns320

Latest from Blog

Swans TV: Preparations ahead of Huddersfield Town | Training

. . .The Swans prepare for their Championship clash against Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium. For more information, as well as all the latest Swansea City AFC news, log onto the club's official website at http://www.swanseacity.com Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SWANSPLAYER Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SwanseaCityFC Follow us on…

Swans TV: Luke Williams ahead of Huddersfield Town | Press Conference

. . .Luke Williams talks to the press ahead of the Swans' Championship clash against Huddersfield at the Swansea.com Stadium. For more information, as well as all the latest Swansea City AFC news, log onto the club's official website at http://www.swanseacity.com Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SWANSPLAYER Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SwanseaCityFC…

Swans TV: Jarred Harvey on Millwall U18s | Reaction

. . . U18s Head Coach Jarred Harvey shares his thoughts following the 3-1 defeat in the PDL Cup Final. For more information, as well as all the latest Swansea City AFC news, log onto the club's official website at http://www.swanseacity.com Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SWANSPLAYER Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SwanseaCityFC…

Swans TV: Swansea City U18s | PDL Cup Final Preparations

. . . For more information, as well as all the latest Swansea City AFC news, log onto the club's official website at http://www.swanseacity.com Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SWANSPLAYER Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SwanseaCityFC Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/swansofficial Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/swansofficial Swansea City Association Football Club is a…

Swans TV: Happy 70th Birthday, Alan Curtis MBE!

. . . For more information, as well as all the latest Swansea City AFC news, log onto the club's official website at http://www.swanseacity.com Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SWANSPLAYER Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SwanseaCityFC Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/swansofficial Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/swansofficial Swansea City Association Football Club is a…