Swansea defender Federico Fernandez has confirmed that he’s being tailed by Russian Premier League club Krasnodar FC, according the reports on the BBC website.
The 29-year-old is considering his options after seeing Swansea fall out of the top flight last season, and states that regaining a place in Argentina’s international team is a motivating factor.
“I am looking for a different kind of option to maybe get the chance to get back into the Argentina squad,” he said. “Of course, I have a contract with Swansea. I am here working hard, but really I want to try, if a club is interested in me, to play at another level.”
Krasnodar’s interest was something the former Napoli man confirmed in the report.
“They are a club who are very interested in me,” said Fernandez. “But I need to wait for other options as well. I think it is early and I need to wait a couple of weeks to see what happens.”
Fernandez joined Swansea from the Serie A side in for £8m in 2014, and has a contract that runs until 2020, with the report suggesting that Swansea are likely to look for a fee of around £6m.
Cash in, that would be the sensible thing to do as Swansea look to compete in the second tier.
Simply by stating he’s looking for a move away, Fernandez shows a certain level of disrespect to his employers. They’re better cutting their losses and investing in players who won’t talk about other clubs in pre-season interviews.
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