12:38 AM EDT, Tue July 29, 2014
South Wales Evening Post 17 hours ago
Wilfried Bony future must be sorted - with Swansea City boss...

Wilfried Bony future must be sorted - with Swansea City boss...

GARRY Monk has admitted Swansea City cannot allow doubts over Wilfried Bony's future to linger all summer. And though Monk accepts that Bony will probably want to leave if a top club comes in for him, the Swansea boss insists it will take an astronomical bid to persuade them to sell. Bony is back training with Swansea after his post-World Cup break, and is set to play some part when they take on Exeter City in a friendly on Tuesday night. But some uncertainty over his long-term...
South Wales Evening Post 23 hours ago
Gylfi Sigurdsson "a better player" now than when he...

Gylfi Sigurdsson "a better player" now than when he...

GYLFI Sigurdsson insisted he is a better player now than when he last played for Swansea City after stealing the show on his second debut for the club yesterday.Sigurdsson scored two classy goals after coming off the bench at Plymouth Argyle to wrap up a 4-0 friendly win.And he said: This was my first game of pre-season so it was nice to get a couple of goals.I am very happy to be back — that's why I made the move — and I definitely feel like a better player now than I...

Gylfi Sigurdsson stars as Swansea City beat Plymouth Argyle in...

GYLFI Sigurdsson took just five minutes to make a mark on his second debut for Swansea City as Garry Monk's men eased to pre-season victory at Plymouth Argyle. Sigurdsson was given a rousing reception by the 300 or so travelling fans who had made the trip to Devon when he arrived from the bench midway through the second half. They had not forgotten the quality he showed during a loan spell at the Liberty Stadium two years ago. Nevertheless, they enjoyed seeing a reminder. With almost his first...

Leon Britton and Marvin Emnes to miss start of Swansea City's...

SWANSEA City have been hit by a double blow with Leon Britton and Marvin Emnes both ruled out of the start of the season. Midfielder Britton is suffering from a badly bruised bone in his knee, while Emnes has a cartilage problem. A club statement said: "Both players will have another scan in two weeks' time to assess the full damage. "But the duo are not expected to make the opening league game of the season against Manchester United at Old Trafford on August 16."
Swansea City Academy shines in festival at Landore

Swansea City Academy shines in festival at Landore

SWANSEA City's youngsters emerged victorious at a festival held at their new Landore training base.Swansea's under-14 side played host to Norwich City — who were coached by Liberty old boy Adrian Forbes — Bristol City, Birmingham, Millwall and Cardiff City.And the Swans were the stand-out team on the day, wining four games and drawing their final match against Millwall.Swansea's head of youth development phase Jon Grey said: They are a really good age group, and the team did...
Gylfi Sigurdsson is a top-six player and Jefferson Montero will...

Gylfi Sigurdsson is a top-six player and Jefferson Montero will...

GARRY Monk reckons Swansea City have signed a top-six player in Gylfi Sigurdsson — and believes Jefferson Montero will give them another dimension in attack.Monk got two more of the men he wanted this week when former loan star Sigurdsson returned from Tottenham Hotspur and Montero signed from Mexican side Monarcas Morelia.And Swansea's new boss is convinced the duo will have a big impact at the Liberty.Sigurdsson, 24, rejoined two years after his first stint in...
Michu hints at Napoli stay after completing loan from Swansea...

Michu hints at Napoli stay after completing loan from Swansea...

MICHU has revealed he is already thinking about staying at Napoli beyond this season after joining on a year-long loan deal. The Swansea City forward has been unveiled in Italy after clinching his move to Serie A last week. And the 28-year-old says he is looking forward to playing under Rafael Benitez - because he plays the same sort of football he experienced at the Liberty. É nu piacere sta cca'!Ce verimmo int'o San Paolo! Grazie a tutti, #ForzaNapoliSempre...

TRANSFER TALK: Former Swansea City star left at home, van Dijk...

DANNY Graham is to be left out of Sunderland's pre-season tour as the Black Cats look to offload the striker for just £1 million. Graham's career has nosedived since he left Swansea City to join Sunderland in a £5 million deal in January last year. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Middlesbrough, and the Championship club are one of the sides who are keen to sign him this summer. Premier League new boys Burnley have also been linked with the 28-year-old along with...
Manchester United star Antonio Valencia convinced Jefferson...

Manchester United star Antonio Valencia convinced Jefferson...

JEFFERSON Montero is already focusing on Swansea City's first match of the season after becoming the latest summer arrival to land at the Liberty.The Ecuador winger has signed a four-year deal, having competed a move from Mexican club Morelia for a fee of around £4 million.Montero has had a busy summer of World Cup involvement before completing a whirlwind move to the Premier League.But the 24-year-old has not been left in a spin by all the activity — instead his thoughts are...
This should get Swansea City fans excited: Jefferson Montero's...

This should get Swansea City fans excited: Jefferson Montero's...

Ecuadorian winger Jefferson Montero finally put pen to paper on a four year deal with Swansea City today.The pacy wide man sealed his move from Mexican club Morelia for a fee thought to be in the region of £4 million. To get Swansea City fans in the mood we've dug out this video of the 24-year-old terrorising defences - as you can see he looks like a pretty useful addition to Garry Monk's squad.Montero has 43 caps for Ecuador and helped his country win the Pan...
Swansea City sign Jefferson Montero for a fee in the region of...

Swansea City sign Jefferson Montero for a fee in the region of...

SWANSEA City have completed the signing of Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero. The 24-year-old has signed a four-year deal for a fee in the region of £4 million. Montero, who played for his country at the World Cup in Brazil, is Garry Monk's fifth summer signing and the second in two days following the capture of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Spurs. The other new recruits are Bafetimbi Gomis, Marvin Emnes and Stephen Kingsley.
Alejandro Pozuelo joins Rayo Vallecano on loan

Alejandro Pozuelo joins Rayo Vallecano on loan

ALEJANDRO Pozuelo looks to have completed a season-long loan switch to Rayo Vallecano. Reports in Spain picture the forward holding the La Liga side's shirt and state he will spend 2014-2015 in his homeland, though this is yet to be confirmed by Swansea City. Pozuelo has been heading for the Liberty exit door since being told he is surplus to requirements by Garry Monk. HThe 22-year-old arrived from Real Betis after being signed by Michael Laudrup last summer, but failed to make a major...
Frank Lampard closes on New York City move, Fabian Delph wants to...

Frank Lampard closes on New York City move, Fabian Delph wants to...

FRANK Lampard's move to New York City is expected to be completed this afternoon.The 36-year-old midfielder's Chelsea contract expired this summer and he will be unveiled by the Major League Soccer side at a news conference.Lampard becomes the latest player to make the switch from the Premier League, joining Robbie Keane, Tim Cahill and Jermain Defoe.FABIAN Delph is hoping to extend his Aston Villa contract after revealing he has no desire to move on.The 24-year-old midfielder has entered the...

Tottenham new boy Michel Vorm hopes he has left "a good...

MICHEL Vorm hopes he has left a good impression after saying farewell to Swansea City. The Dutch international star has ended a three-year stint at the Liberty after joining Tottenham Hotspur. And Vorm, who admits he will miss the Swansea family as he starts a new life in London, has fingers crossed that he will be fondly remembered in South Wales. The 30-year-old was a fine servant for Swansea, remaining first-choice goalkeeper throughout his three seasons in SA1. And he...

Monumental respect the basis of Monk and Williams' relationship

IF ever there was a moment to sum up the partnership between Garry Monk and Ashley Williams, then this was it.In arguably Swansea's most important match of last season, Wayne Routledge wheeled off in celebration towards the ecstatic Swansea City fans after scoring the opening goal in the South Wales derby.As the rest of his team-mates raced towards Routledge, captain Ashley Williams was nowhere to be seen.Instead, he was found in the dugout, half-embracing, half-butting newly appointed head...