Why Brendan Rodgers should consider one last Swansea City transfer return:

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Brendan-Rodgers-Swansea-C-007When Brendan Rodgers first joined the Reds, he was keen to suggest that he wouldn’t be pillaging his old club, Swansea City for all their best players. At one stage it was even suggested that there was a 12-month respite for the Swans, during which Rodgers would not be allowed to open negotiations with their players.

This apparently meant very little to Rodgers, who went after Gylfi Sigurdsson, (who ended up at Tottenham) and Joe Allen, who he was able to secure in a £15m move. Whilst Sigurdsson has enjoyed a mixed-bag of a first season at White Hart Lane, Joe Allen has been a crushing disappointment.

The Welsh Wizard seems to have lost his magic. Whilst he pinged the ball about for fun at Swansea, his passing has lost its zip since he moved to Liverpool. His long-term injury is only the tip of the iceberg.

But whilst it’s not exactly honourable of Rodgers to target his old club in this way and whilst the Joe Allen experiment has been a failure, I can’t help but hope that the Liverpool gaffer returns to Swansea to secure one last deal.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the Swans’ captain, Ashley Williams, is high on Brendan Rodger’s summer wishlist. With inconsistency slowly slipping into Martin Skrtel’s and Daniel Agger’s game, I wouldn’t be surprised if Rodgers was on the hunt for a new centre-back. With Jamie Carragher set to retire at the end of the season, the need for a new addition in this area has become all the more pressing.

I can’t help but feel that Williams would be a perfect fit. After all, he knows Rodgers well, knows the Premier League and has the ability to perform at the top level. The 28-year-old is great positionally, can organise and lead a back-four and has the desire to get his body in the way of dangerous attacks. He’s also a winner. Just check his Capital One Cup winners medal if you need evidence of this.

It’s thought that the Swans value him at around £12m (he is their captain, after all!), whilst Liverpool are looking to bring their asking price down to £8m. If the two clubs meet in the middle, it could end up being a good deal for both side.

Liverpool will get a decent defender, whilst Swansea City will get decent paycheck for a player whose re-sale value is likely to dwindle on a year basis from now on. Go for it Brendan! What’s your take? Should Rodgers plunder Swansea City one last time?

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  • Tim Russell says:

    Lazy lazy journalism! The one thing people forget, including the even lazier journalists who say he has contract talks with Arsenal, is what Ash wants. That is to lead the Swans int europe next year! Come August this story will be forgotten and you journos will concot yet more irrelevant speculation

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