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Graham Potter offers Swansea transfer update ahead of Derby clash

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After a relegation, it is inevitable players will leave while some will stay to try and stake a claim for first-team involvement.

Three players that remained at Swansea City after the club dropped out of the Premier League could all be set to leave the club in the New Year, according to Wales Online.

Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Luciano Narsingh have made three league starts between them this season and have been on the fringes of the first team, too.

Graham Potter is rebuilding his Swansea side as they look to sustain a charge up the table to make a play-off place at least come the end of the season.

And the Swans boss has seemingly given the go-ahead for the trio to depart the Liberty Stadium for pastures new in January.

Wales Online is reporting the triumvirate of talent is costing the Welsh side around £250,000 per week in wages, an amount the club are keen to rid themselves of come the opening of the transfer window.

“The decision is always with them. They need to see if there’s something right for them, firstly,” Potter said when speaking to the publication. “They’ve been great for us in terms of how they’ve been. 

“They’re in the group and training very well every day, but at the same time, they want to play as well. They have to find the right solution if that’s what they want to do.

“They have not played, and it is something for them to consider. 

“So we have to be fair to them that if there is an opportunity to go and play that might be best for them, but no-one is kicking them out, no-one is forcing them out. 

“But you understand its football, these situations happen, and it is possible it could happen [in January].”

Swansea travel to Pride Park to take on Derby County tomorrow afternoon looking to move within two points of the top six.

The verdict

This sort of news was inevitable considering the three players have hardly played this season.

With wages excessive, too, there is a need to get them out of the club and reduce the wage bill further in the New Year.

Nathan Dyer is the club’s longest-serving player, and it will be a shame for him to leave.

But the former Premier League champion – while on-loan at Leicester – will be wanting to play regularly, just like Luciano Narsingh and Wayne Routledge respectively.

Having been relegated and Graham Potter appointed, he would have wanted to gut the club and start again, and this is just another step in him rebuilding the Welsh side after their drop down a division.

As night follows day, this news was inevitable.


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