Found August 16, 2013 on Soccerlens:
PLAYERS: Michael Laudrup
Arsenal issued ‘hands-off’ warning for their pursuit of Swansea’s Michu - originally posted on Arsenal’s ongoing desperation to calm the disillusioned fans by making the elusive big-name signing has led them to enquire about forward Miguel Michu of league compatriots Swansea City. The 27-year old was signing of last season as he scored 22 goals and led his side to a record-high 9th placed finish – while winning the Capital One Cup. His manager, Michael Laudrup, has spoken out about the Spaniard earlier this summer, after La Liga side Athletico Madrid were reportedly in bid for him. Weeks later and his stance still has not changed. ‘I spoke to Michu and he said ‘I am going to stay here’. If Arsenal came in with a bid, I know the reaction from the board and chairman will be ‘No’. Even if the money is ridiculous. (In selling him) we would get a lot of money, but why be the richest club in the championship? What is that worth?’ Arsenal are yet to make a bid, but it appear...

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Swansea growing strength to strength under Laudrup

Premier League 2013-14 preview: Swansea growing strength to strength under Laudrup - originally posted on Soccerlens.comSwansea were heavily underrated last season, especially after the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool. Many pundits predicted the Swans will struggle while few even tipped them to get relegated as well. Such fears further intensified with the departures of...

Europa League: Contra and Laudrup meet again, this time on opposite sides

Europa League: Contra and Laudrup meet again, this time on opposite sides - originally posted on Soccerlens.comSwansea and Petrolul – neither one of these teams have ever played in a group stage of a European competition. The draw in Nyon determined that this year it will be just one of them and the question – which one – will be answered in a clash between former colleagues...

Laudrup demands big offer for Michu

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has told Arsenal even a "ridiculous" offer would not be enough to prise Michu away from the Liberty Stadium. The Gunners have so far been frustrated in their efforts to bring in Luis Suarez from Liverpool and are reportedly considering alternatives as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his forward options. Michu is thought to be one of those...

Need to know: Swansea

Five things to know about Swansea going into the 2013-14 English Premier League season: NEW STRIKER Manager Michael Laudrup broke Swansea's transfer record to sign Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony from Vitesse Arnhem for 12 million pounds ($18.5 million) as he prepares his side for football in the Europa League this season. Bony enjoyed a prolific campaign with Vitesse...

Swansea Could Miss Ivorian Striker Wilfried Bony For Crucial Manchester United Opener

Ivory Coast Striker Wilfried Bony Swansea City could be without key man Wilfried Bony against Manchester United as the striker faces a grueling trip with Ivory Coast. Swans boss Michael Laudrup will see  seven players attend to international duty, but record signing Bony is the biggest concern. The striker is part of the Elephants’ squad expected to face Mexico in New Jersey in...

No slow start for Moyes and Manchester United

Swansea 1-4 Manchester United Coach Moyes reacts: “In the dressing room, it’s quiet as they tell me it’s what they do here,” he insisted. “Move on to the next game and that’s what I’m going to do as well. “You always want to win your game – when you’re manager of Manchester United your job is to win the games. I was made well aware of it. “The players done it...
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