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Swansea City want me, claims Sochaux striker Cedric Bakambu

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: August 26, 2014

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FRENCH striker Cedric Bakambu has claimed he has been offered the chance to join Swansea City.

The 23-year-old currently plays for Sochaux, where he has spent his entire senior career, but is expected to move on this summer following their relegation from Ligue 1.

And Bakambu says he faces a choice between Swansea, Crystal Palace and German club Freiburg.

"I have offers, notably from Freiburg in Germany and in England from Swansea. I am hesitating between the two," he said.

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"Reims and Lorient, I heard they were interested, but they did not contact me. Maybe they contacted Sochaux, but I don't know about that.

"I am giving myself two to three days to decide, no more. I know that at Swansea I might not be first-choice striker. There are several things to consider, not just the prestige of the club.

"But I am flattered. I'm at an age where I need to play. Crystal Palace are also interested, I think it will be between those three (Swansea, Crystal Palace and Freiburg).”

A former French youth international, Bakambu says he has already snubbed a move to Standard Liege because he does not want to play in Belgium.

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  • SwanseaSam  |  August 27 2014, 1:27PM

    Yanktaff - as he referred to the Swans as an English team - I doubt he could find his way :-)

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  • yankytaff  |  August 27 2014, 1:21PM

    Maybe he'll show up outside the Liberty stadium on Monday.

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  • SwanseaSam  |  August 27 2014, 12:11PM

    Yep - looks like someone is trying to catch the Swans attention - rather than the other way around

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  • morton1947  |  August 27 2014, 7:26AM

    If it's true that's fine but this somehow sounds as though the guy is touting himself around rather than any firm offer having been made at all

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  • Stan_Gun  |  August 26 2014, 6:07PM

    My word the lad looks handy judging by the clip on YouTube. I can't keep up with all this news of talented youngsters reported to be interested in joining us. It shows that the club has the coaching staff and facilities to bring on these gifted kids. Great news for the Swans for a promising future. Let's hope the rumous are true but in his position who would you choose to join? A team near the bottom of the Premier with management in dissaray or one placed 4th on goal difference? We'll see...

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