Swansea not looking at Franco di Santo

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has rubbished claims that Wigan Athletic striker Franco di Santo could be heading to the Liberty Stadium in the summer transfer window, adding that the club was working towards finding a different kind of player and that the Argentine is not someone they are interested in.

There have been reports claiming that Swansea are looking at the former Chelsea man as a back-up to striker Wilfred Bony who was signed by the club for a record fee of £ 12 million from Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem over the summer. And although the Danish manager is still eager to add more firepower to the strike force and relieve star man Michu, who scored the bulk of the club’s goals last season of the pressure, moves for Franco di Santo or Espanyol and Ghana midfielder Wakaso Mubarak are definitely not on the cards.

Speaking to the media, the former Real Madrid and Barcelona player stated that he believes di Santo is a brilliant player but added that he doesn’t have the characteristics that the club is looking for. He mentioned that he is looking for a different kind of paper. The Danish legend also expressed his ire at the media for linking the club with several players, stating everyday a new player is being linked with the club, one day it is a Dutch player and the very next day, the club is linked with a Ghanaian.

He admitted that if the club managed to pull off the signings of even half of the players the media linked them to, he would already have a 35-man squad.

Swansea have already acquired nine players during the summer transfer window and by ruling out Franco di Santo, Laudrup leaves the door open for another new name to be linked to the club.