Stay Here Ferrie – You Know It Makes Sense

Saturday, 7 June 2008, 9:24
1 min read

With the Swans intent on holding out on a £2m minimum transfer fee it seems unlikely that anyone is coming in at that level of money especially with Derby dropping out of the running with the bidding at less than half that value and no other confirmed interest from any clubs.

There have been reports that Reading or Sunderland could have been ready to move but neither of them have shown anything directly which makes you wonder whether it is just paper talk or an agent trying to drum up a bit more alleged interest to try and bump the value of the total deal upwards.

And if Derby were to be believed it was them that attracted Ferrie's interest rather than an overwhelming desire to move away from the Liberty Stadium.   Therefore with that interest now being dead in the water it comes down to the player to make a decision as to whether he wants to stay at Swansea and be part of their Championship challenge.

The correct thing to do would be to withdraw the transfer request and get your head down and work towards that position for next season.  We all know having watched Ferrie for twelve months that he will be a huge asset in the Championship and I am sure that should he decide he really does want to stay then Swans fans will celebrate that and overlook the request that went in – we all make mistakes after all?

And with both manager and Chairman believing that Ferrie should and could stay at Swansea then if it is good enough for Roberto to overlook then it is definitely good enough for us to overlook.

So time will tell from here on what Ferrie will do but it is definitely certain that the Swans know what will have to be talked before they will consider changing their stance

"My message to Derby and any other clubs interested in Ferrie is that they will have to meet our £2million valuation." Chairman Huw Jenkins told the Evening Post

"Ferrie is a top-class player who could play in the top four of five clubs in the Premier League.

"Cardiff are looking likely to sell Aaron Ramsey for £5million and he won't play many games. Ferrie could play 40 games at that level and his valuation is a snip compared to Ramsey's.

"Ferrie has been told of our situation. Yes, he put in a transfer request, but until we have a serious offer then he stays put.

"People are talking as if he has gone, but he is still very much a part of this squad."

And I have a suspicion that he will be part of this squad come August and that can only be a benefit to us.  Can't it?

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