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Swansea City Eye Move For Former Liverpool Player

Swansea City Eye Move For Former Liverpool Player

The problem with being one of the Premier League's smaller clubs with a player who really impresses is that you're likely to lose him eventually. Swansea City are preparing to lose one of their young stars by eyeing up a move for a former Premier League player.

No matter how well Southampton do every season some big club comes along and nicks one of their star players, and by 'nick' I obviously mean 'pays at least double what the Saints paid two years earlier only to replace him with a bargain who does just as well.'

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The rare sighting of a Southampton player who isn't going to Liverpool. Image: PA

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But the south coast team are far from the only team in the Premier League who have to worry about a player impressing for a year or two only for one of the bigger boys to come along and steal their lunch money, the big bullies.

Swansea seem to have to cope with Gylfi Sigurdsson leaving rumours constantly but with Alfie Mawson impressing in the Premier League and now the European under 21 championships the Welsh side are eyeing up his possible replacement.

The Daily Mail report that Paul Clement has asked Fenerbahce about the possibility of signing former Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel as he looks to add experience to his side and possibly replace Mawson.

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Last summer the Swans lost Ashley Williams to Everton and they've never really replaced the experience of the former Stockport County defender as they only just stayed up last season.

Skrtel has only be playing in Turkey for one season after an up and down time in England with the Reds, that saw him become the joint second own goal scorer in the Premier League level with former teammate Jamie Carragher.

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Mawson only signed for Swansea last August but has impressed in his short time in Wales so far, playing 27 games and scoring four goals, and he scored the equaliser in England u21's must win match against Slovakia the other day.

Even if the former Barnsley man doesn't move on it's safe to say the Swans will be adding some experience to their back line this summer.

Topics: Liverpool, Swansea City, Martin Skrtel

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