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Swansea shoot themselves in foot by contractually preventing Liverpool overspending on average players

Swansea are already regretting putting a protection clause in new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ contract after learning that the Reds are now unable to submit their £25 million bid for Danny Graham.

The Swans will also miss out on raking in £18 million for Nathan Dyer (who would still be a much better bargain than Stewart Downing) and a reported £45 million for Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Chairman Huw Jenkins tritely confessed, “I’ll admit we didn’t think this one through.

“When Brendan moved on we were sure some of the players would want to follow him, but we forgot how much Liverpool spent under Dalglish.

“At least in 12 months we could be in for a windfall.

“If Brendan hasn’t been hounded out by then.”

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  1. June 6, 2012 at 12:12

    Well, I don’t blame Swansea for trying to prevent Rodgers from taking some of the good players along with him, because there was no way you could accurately predict that Liverpool would be interested in average players at Swansea. However, it appears that Swansea made a bad call and so that they have leaned their lesson the hard way.

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