Swansea City will hold out for £2million in compensation from Brighton for manager Graham Potter, according to a reliable journalist.
The Daily Mail reported earlier today that Swansea have rejected an approach for their manager and that report has since been updated, revealing that the Championship club will hold out for £2million in compensation for their boss.
Riath Al-Samarrai, a sports journalist for the Daily Mail, delivered the update on social media with this message via Twitter.
Swansea will hold out for £2m compensation for Potter. Rejected an initial approach from Brighton. Wouldn't expect that fee to be a major barrier.
— Riath Al-Samarrai (@riathalsam) May 14, 2019
Brighton are looking for a new manager, after Chris Hughton was unexpectedly sacked yesterday morning, despite being able to keep the club in the Premier League and help the team reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup this season.
Potter is the favourite to succeed Hughton at the AMEX Stadium, having guided Swansea to a top-half finish in the Championship this season and helped the team reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
This is very worrying news for Swansea City fans. Potter is a good manager and deserves credit for the way he was able to guide the Swans to a top-half finish in the Championship this season, with a fairly limited budget.
Losing their manager would be a major blow for the Swans and a move to the Premier League be too difficult for Potter to turn down.