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Michael Laudrup will not let Neil Taylor go - for now - despite rumoured Fulham interest

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 17, 2014

Swansea City star Neil Taylor has been linked with a move to Fulham

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SWANSEA City boss Michael Laudrup has dismissed talk of Neil Taylor leaving this month - but has hinted that stance change may change in the summer.

Taylor has been linked with a £3 million move to Fulham, but Laudrup insists Swansea will not consider letting the Welsh international during this window because they need two left-backs.

However, the Swansea manager conceded that Taylor's future may be up for discussion come the end of the season.

"Neil is a special case," Laudrup said. "He was playing regularly here and in the national side but then he got a very, very serious injury.

"When he came back, a younger player had taken his place and, not only that, it was a younger Welsh player.

"That must be frustrating for him, but he is a great professional and he has played his games this season.

"We still have a minimum of 20 games left - hopefully more than that - and we need two left-backs, so of course we cannot let him go anywhere.

"If we did, we would then have to get another player in his position into the club this month.

"But let's see how it is in the summer. Maybe it will be a different situation then, but nothing is possible at the moment."

Taylor has been touted as a possible target for Fulham having been forced to play second fiddle to Ben Davies at the Liberty this season.

The 24-year-old has made only 12 club appearances so far this term after seeing the last campaign ruined when he shattered his ankle.

There have been suggestions that new Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen is preparing a £3 million bid for the former Wrexham player.

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  • TipOff  |  January 17 2014, 6:11PM

    Taylor is a great player and I hope he don't think anyone here thinks worse of him. He needs to stick it out, Swansea is the best place for him at the moment. We got over 20 games coming up, there will be plenty of game time for him and fulham are one of the most likely clubs to go down. It would be a shame if he left and went down into the championship. I also value Taylor higher than 3 million.

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  • Swansea10Jack  |  January 17 2014, 3:13PM

    *** I wish we could edit our posts on here lol.

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  • Swansea10Jack  |  January 17 2014, 3:12PM

    Neil Taylor we want to you stay! Keep the faith mukka ML will probably leave us in the summer anyway and he'll hopefully take Dwight Tiendalli with him!

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  • confused67  |  January 17 2014, 2:37PM

    I agree, we are short on players as it is, besides, Taylor is to good to let go. ML seems reluctant to give any of our youngsters any game time at all.

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  • waunarlwydd  |  January 17 2014, 11:17AM

    No no no no no. He's very very important to us, no no no . Not happening 😊

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