Swansea City boss Russell Martin has admitted to Wales Online that Brentford’s Tariqe Fosu is a player that he admires, after missing out on signing the winger on deadline day.
The Swans were pretty active on deadline day with Southampton’s Michael Obafemi signing on the dotted line as Jamal Lowe’s direct replacement, whilst the likes of Rhys Williams and Olivier Ntcham were also added to the club’s ranks as the South Wales outfit continued to strengthen.
Fosu is said to have been another name that was on their radar during the closing hours of the window, however a move failed to come to fruition as Martin and his staff went in pursuit of other options.
Now Martin has had his say on the talk that they were in for Fosu, as he stated the following about the Brentford player:
“There were a lot of things contingent on others deals. I can’t get too greedy and have everything, we’re working under certain parameters.
“He is a player I like, he was on lists with a host of others. It hasn’t happened, he is not here so I cant dwell on it.”
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Fosu was a regular for the Bees last season as they secured promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history, with the versatile forward player playing a part in 49 games across all competitions, whilst notching up four goals and four assists in the process.
The former Oxford United man still has two years remaining on his current contract at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Fosu would have been a great signing for Swansea but ultimately they were unable to secure his signature in the dying hours of the window.
It’s a minor blow in the grand scheme of things for the club and moving forwards they could well look to resurrect a move for the 25-year-old. ‘
He certainly fits the profile of what Martin looks for in a player and he wouldn’t look out of place in the current starting line up.
It will be interesting to see if the Swans decide to go back in for him when the January window rolls around in the new year.