Michael Laudrup: 'Swansea City's Spanish signings at a limit'

Laudrup: 'Spanish signings at a limit'
© PA Photos
Swansea City Michael Laudrup feels that he has reached a limit on players he can sign from La Liga, with his squad currently featuring seven Spanish players.

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has admitted that he is highly unlikely to add to his seven-strong Spanish contingent this summer.

New signings Jose Canas, Jordi Amat and Alejandro Pozuelo have been added to a growing crop of Spaniards at the Liberty Stadium, which also includes Michu, Chico Flores, Angel Rangel and Pablo Hernandez.

Laudrup believes that the economic advantage of using his links with La Liga is obvious, but is pleased to have helped maintain a British core to his side by signing Jonjo Shelvey last week.

He told The Mirror: "We have seven Spanish players now and we have more or less reached a limit. They are all very nice guys but this is still a Welsh team, a British team.

"The Premier League and La Liga are the top two leagues but there is an economic difference because of the financial crisis. We can have two players at the same level and one will cost £4m and the other £8m, which would you choose? The problem is one player is Spanish and the other is British. But you can't choose the £4m man every time or you will have 11 Spanish players.

"That's why I am very pleased we have a player like Jonjo Shelvey. He has quality, he's young but experienced and I hear the value for money is good. When you have the possibility to get a talent like that, it's good."

Laudrup took his summer spending past £20m this week, with the club-record signing of Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony from Vitesse Arnhem.

Sociedad striker Carlos Vela, when playing for Arsenal on July 30, 2011
Read Next:
Five players Swansea should sign
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
La Liga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account