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Laudrup Wants Danish Striker To Salvage Miserable Summer For Swans

Now that Rodgers and Sigurdsson have waltzed off into the sunset, Michael Laudrup is tasked with the brief to bring the good times back to the Liberty Stadium.

The Sun gives us a welcome reprieve from the over hyped, moronic splurge of blind and yet ultimately brief confidence in England, to report that Michael Laudrup wants Muchael Krohn Dehli to become his first signing as manager of Swansea.

Far from hastily conjuring a link based solely on the fact their both Danish, those model editors at the paper are sure to have based their revelations on diligent research and concrete facts. Unfortunately they fail to elaborate on that side of things, which for some might lead this story to being swiftly dismissed as random tittle tattle.

However, there’s a chance this might just happen, so it’ll be of comfort for Swans fans to know that the winger has scored 26 goals for Brondby in 116 appearances, and notched 2 in his countries ultimately fruitless Euro 2012 campaign.

One player The Sun assures us is not on the mind of Laudrup is former loanee Marvin Emnes.  The Middlesbrough striker, who scored twice in 4 appearances for the Swans in the Championship, is valued at around £3 million. 24 year old Emnes has had a patchy time in the North East to say the least, but last season found his feet with 18 goals in all competitions. The Dutchman enjoyed a successful month in South Wales two years ago, prompting then manager Bredan Rodgers to plead with parent club Boro to keep him on an extended deal.

The attempts were futile and Emnes returned to Boro to kick start his career. He’s been linked with a return ever since, but like I said, they’re not interested…

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