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Swansea City bid to avoid past transfer mistakes as they finalise Federico Fernandez deal

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: August 19, 2014

Federico Fernandez.

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SWANSEA City say they have put more work than ever into avoiding transfer market mistakes this summer as they prepare to unveil Federico Fernandez.

The Argentina international centre-back was in Swansea for a medical yesterday and hopes to secure his move from Napoli today.

Swansea are expected to pay close to £8 million for Fernandez, a player they have been monitoring for months.

And Huw Jenkins has revealed the Liberty club have put in the hours in a bid to ensure their recruitment is right.

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"All the signings we've made this year, we've spent a lot of time watching," said the Swansea chairman.

"Sometimes it takes a bit of extra time to get these players but it's worth it.

"In some cases in the past, we may have signed players we haven't seen enough of.

"We have tried to eradicate that this year.

"We're trying to make sure we make better choices."

Swansea are still in the hunt for recruits even with Fernandez all but signed, with Garry Monk keen for a full-back and a holding midfielder.

Jack Cork — another player Swansea have admired for some time — has again been linked with a move to Wales amid suggestions he will leave Southampton because he has only a year left on his contract.

"We would like to have got all our signings sorted quicker, but we're on the right path," Jenkins added.

"It's a case now of getting the numbers in the squad right to make sure we have enough cover between now and January."

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  • brochadav  |  August 19 2014, 9:38PM

    As they said , we are getting back to the basics of the "Swansea way" and boy does it seem to be working!! This will be a great signing and if we get the right RB and CDM in I'm confident we can push towards our highest ever Premier finish, though not higher than 6th!! Those were different times and many teams had a chance back then. Now the top 6 are super rich and we are a long way off that. But well done to Monk and the board for all the hard work. Keep it up lads.

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  • trncjack  |  August 19 2014, 10:00AM

    glad to see that some people still remember the greats of swansea past, like a few on here who forget that our highest placing in the top english league was 6 th under toshack, , and glad that the swans have gone back to their transfer policies rather than taking the word of an individual ( manager agent)

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  • abertawejack  |  August 19 2014, 9:21AM

    In Swansea City Management we trust: You've not let us down thus far as I can see, you have your fingers firmly on the button. Proud to be a Jack I is boyo's. You've put the "PRIDE" back into all fans associated with Swansea City Football Club. Harry Griffiths must be looking down beaming: C'mon u SwanssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssYeehaa

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