Swansea City Transfer Rumors: Transfer targets for Michael Laudrup

on June 18 2012 9:34 AM
Swansea City Transfer Rumors: Transfer targets for Michael Laudrup

On Friday, June 15 Michael Laudrup was hired as manager of Swansea City FC. Now that Laudrup has finally made it to the Barclays Premier League the question becomes who will he sign to keep Swansea in the top flight? Laudrup has connections in Spain, Russia, Italy, Holland and Denmark, the team that he won Euro 92' with. Although, Laudrup hasn't been given much money to spend, Swansea was willing to spend £6 million on 22-year old midfielder, Gylfi Sigurdsson, so money is there.

Michael Krohn-Dehli

Denmark impressed a lot of people this year even though they didn't quite make it past the group stages of Euro 2012. A few stars have made themselves known and Laudrup could have his eyes set on them. Krohn-Dehli scored two goals for the Danes and his club side Brondby should be worried about losing him. His services won't be expensive but a few million pounds should lure the Danish midfielder to Wales.

Nicklas Bendtner

A lot has been made of the enigmatic Dane in an Arsenal shirt, however he did show some promising spells last season at Sunderland and he did say that he would never play for The Gunners again. So a move looks likely and Laudrup could be on the phone to convince him to join the Swans. Maybe all Swansea needed last season was a few more egos in a team of shy players. Especially when one is fighting for relegation or he could sign him just to spice up mid-table football.

Aiden McGeady

Although Swansea are blessed with pacey wingers, they do not possess a winger that can create a goal scoring chance every minute. The 26-year old Scottish winger just missed out on being managed by Laudrup as he signed for Spartak one year after Laudrup left Russia. McGeady has admitted that he wants to move to the Premier League and Swansea could be the perfect club for him. The only stumbling block could be the price tag. It could cost Swansea up to £10 million to acquire McGeady's services but if Laudrup feels strongly about him, he just may do that.

Although Laudrup didn't have a long spell in Holland, he does seem to have a strong link with Ajax. He could sign the next "gem" from the Netherlands as he looks to strengthen his squad. A move for Ajaz forward Miralem Sulejmani or Dutch midfielder Vurnon Anita could be on the cards as they impressed Eredivisie followers a ton last season. Although they're not household names, they could both make it in the Premier League just like Michael Vorm did last season for the Swans.