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Laudrup opens talks over new Swans deal

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Laudrup set for contract extension (©GettyImages)
Laudrup set for contract extension (©GettyImages).

Michael Laudrup arrived at Swansea in the summer, following Brendan Rodgers decision to leave South Wales for Liverpool.

Laudrup, 48, has made a big impression at the Liberty Stadium, leading the club to the final of the Capital One Cup to face Bradford at the end of the month.

The Swans are sitting comfortably in the top half of the Premier League table and have been strengthened by Laudrup’s influence that has made them stronger and more resilient whilst maintaining the fast paced, passing football that took the Premier League by storm last season.

His knowledge of the Spanish league from his time spent managing Mallorca has allowed him to boost the squad with the excellent signings of Chico Flores, Pablo Hernandez, Jonathan De Guzman and top scorer Michu.

The former Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona player’s contract is due to expire at the end of next season and the Welsh club are understandably keen to extend that deal by a further 12 months.

The Dane is said to be happy at the club and unconcerned by his current contract situation. Laudrup's agent, Bayram Tutumlu, told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet: "Yes, Swansea has a strong interest in extending Michael Laudrup's contract.

"In the coming days, we will meet with Swansea and discuss the possibility of an extension."

A new contract would come as a huge boost to Swans chairman Huw Jenkins, who will be well aware that if Laudrup continues to impress as he is currently, then it won't be long until he is snapped up by one of the big clubs in Europe.

 

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