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€5M Boas Target Will Only Add To The Wealth Of Talent

A host of Premiership team are considering a move for highly rated Jagiellonia Bialystok goalkeeper, Grzegorz Sandomierski.

The Polish U-21 international is available for around between £2m and £3m.

Last month, Swansea were reported to be very close to a£3m deal for the Polish U-21 international, however that did not come to fruition. The details as to why not are still a little sketchy, but the number of other clubs interested could well be a factor.

New Chelsea boss Andrè Villas-Boas is a big fan of the 19-year-old, and had him scouted on several occasions during his time at FC Porto. The young keeper would of course play second fiddle to current keeper Petr Cech, who at age 29, still has a long time left to play.

Another side who were interested in acquiring Sandomierski’s services are Everton, who also scouted the youngster during the season. A move for Preston’s Andy Lonnergan this week has put an end to that speculation, and it is believed Sandomierski’s comparatively high transfer fee influenced this decision.

Swansea face competition from the Bundesliga as Schalke have picked Sandomierski as a potential replacement for Manuel Neuer who completed his move to Bayern Munich this month. Schalke have contacted Jagiellionia Bialystock and made their intentions to purchase known.

Hamburg and Wolfsburg are also rumoured to be monitoring the 6ft 5in keeper, as well as Anderlecht of Belgium.

Martin Jol is also keen to bring Sandomierski to England as under study to Mark Schwarzer. Jol would be reluctant to pay £3m however, and may be put off by this.

Sandomierski welcomed the prospect of joining Portsmouth as he is said to prefer a move to a team where he can play week in week out rather than move to a team like Everton or Chelsea where there are already established number ones.

Put off by the experiences of compatriot Jan Mucha who moved from Polish giants Legia Warsaw to sit on the bench for the entire year at Everton, Sandomierski is likely to pick whichever team offers him the most football, and in this situation, it would seem to be Swansea.





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