Kuqi Emerges As Swans Target

Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 21:01
1 min read

It is only a matter of days before the transfer window opens and the rumours can start once more but this one came in early with the Swans linked with a move for the veteran striker.

And whilst Huw Jenkins would not confirm the name of players he admitted that the Swans were looking for the type of striker that Kuqi could be described as “Paulo is looking for a big, strong centre-forward, there’s no secret there

Kuqi is currently playing for German second-tier side TuS Koblenz after rejecting the chance to stay at Palace last summer.

The 58-cap star spent five seasons playing in Finland before joining Stockport County almost nine years ago.

Next came a stint at Wednesday before a move to Ipswich saw Kuqi shoot to prominence.

He struck 20 second-tier goals in 2004-05 to earn himself a chance in the Premier League with Blackburn, where he scored seven goals in one season.

A £2.5million switch to Palace followed in 2006 and Kuqi endured mixed fortunes at Selhurst Park.

He had another stint in the top flight on a four-month loan with Fulham in 2007 and a temporary spell back at Ipswich before winning over Neil Warnock last season, when he finished as Palace’s top scorer.

But Kuqi rejected the offer of a new contract, leaving London to join younger brother Njazi at Koblenz.

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