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Swansea face tough call over academy products

Swansea face tough call over academy products

According to the BBC, Swansea manager Graham Potter has said that he does not feel under any pressure to sell Connor Roberts and Joe Rodon. 

That is despite both players’ contracts expiring at the end of the season. This therefore, gives Swansea only one real way in which they can keep hold of their players; earn promotion.

While Potter admitted that he would think about selling the players “if Real Madrid come in and offer £50m”, he still sees both of them as part of his plans.

But Swansea have a very tough decision now. If they sell the players in January, it would give them a cash injection, but it could seriously hamper their chances of doing well in the division. On the other hand, if they kept hold of the players and still didn’t manage to earn promotion, they could well lose the players to Premier League sides for free. Already the 21-year-old Rodon has been linked with Man City, which is an indication of the interest these players are attracting.

The only alternative whereby Swansea keep hold of these sought after players is by earning promotion. If The Swans were back in the Premier League next term, they would surely be able to tie the players down with new contracts. Both have come through Swansea’s academy and would surely not want to leave their boyhood clubs, but equally they would not want their careers to be held back if they could be playing in the division above.

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