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Swansea City's Scott Sinclair set for contract talks

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 09, 2012

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SWANSEA City are poised to open talks with Scott Sinclair and Ferrie Bodde over their Liberty Stadium futures.

Huw Jenkins is ready to sit down with Sinclair's agent in a bid to thrash out a new contract for the winger.

And the Swansea chairman has revealed that imminent discussions are planned with Bodde amid question marks about whether the injury-plagued Dutchman will ever play for the club again.

Sinclair's current deal expires at the end of next season and ideally, Swansea do not want one of their star players to be operating in the last 12 months of his contract.

The former Chelsea flyer has indicated that he would be happy to extend his stay in Wales and Swansea will now hope to reach an agreement with him as soon as possible.

"We said we would sit down and discuss things with Scott at the end of the season," Jenkins said, "and that's something we will be looking to do over the next few weeks.

"Hopefully I will have had the chance to meet Scott's agent before the end of the month."

Brendan Rodgers is keen to secure Sinclair's long-term future given his impressive contribution since he became the Swansea manager's first major signing back in the summer of 2010.

But there are doubts over whether Swansea will be prepared to offer Bodde a new contract given that it is now well over three years since the midfielder played regular football.

The former Den Haag man had hoped to make his latest attempt at a first-team comeback this spring, but suffered yet another cruciate ligament injury playing for the reserves in February.

Bodde has already had two knee operations since being cut down in his prime back in November 2008.

He had been pencilled in for more surgery after his latest setback but as yet he has not gone under the knife.

"Ferrie went back home to go through things with the surgeon he has worked with," Jenkins explained.

"There has been a delay in going ahead with the operation because they are still trying to decide whether he needs to have one."

Bodde's current Swansea contract runs out at the end of next month and there are plenty who would question the wisdom of offering him fresh terms.

The 30-year-old is an inspirational player at his best but, even if he gets fit, there is no guarantee that he will ever rediscover his pre-injury form.

"We are going to sit down with Ferrie once the season ends and talk through everything with him," Jenkins said.

"Once we have had those discussions, we will see where we go from there."

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  • PaulStuart  |  May 09 2012, 6:11PM

    We need to keep Scott. Great winger. Worm is even a greater need now Wenger has expressed his interest.

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  • trncjack  |  May 09 2012, 12:22PM

    olson ,,, is this not the football comment section , why dont you go away and peddle your stuff some where else

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  • Hadoken99  |  May 09 2012, 10:55AM

    Sorry but Swansea need to do some culling, Bodde has to go. He's not going to play again at this level and it sounds like the guy is finished. I know its hard, but Swansea have supported him for years, I'm sure he would like to stay becuase he knows the injury will happen again and won't get the support and salary he gets now. Perhaps there is a coaching role he can do, but you need a squad full of fit able people, there is only so long you can hold onto an injured player before they become a drain. Hopefully the guy has some kind on insurance, but I don' envy young men who pin their entire life on football and when they get injured find themselves having to do something very different in comparison, ala James Thomas.

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