Swansea boss won’t spend millions on Town top goalscorer

SWANSEA boss Brendan Rodgers has dropped a broad hint that he will not be making a �2 million bid to sign Ipswich Town loanee Keith Andrews.

Fresh from his starring role in Saturday’s thrilling 5-3 win over Barnsley, the stand-in Blues skipper has been linked with a move to Wales with his career at parent club Blackburn Rovers seemingly drawing to a close.

But while not mentioning Andrews by name, Rodgers has said he won’t be spending millions on a 31-year-old.

Andrews’ loan spell with Ipswich ends next month but their chances of signing him on a permanent deal could be scuppered by wage demands – with one report suggesting he is on �25,000 a week at Blackburn.

Blues boss Paul Jewell’s best chance of keeping Andrews might come through a second loan deal running until the end of the season.


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But for now, Town fans hoping to keep the club’s top scorer will have to hope for the best while seeing his name linked with a number of Premier League clubs in the run-up to the reopening of the transfer window.

But one place he may not be heading is Swansea after Andrews was linked with the club earlier this week.

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Rodgers told the South Wales Evening Post: “I am sure there will be movements in and out in January. I see the agents are doing their work at the moment and throwing out lots of names in the media.

“It’s that funny time of year when all sorts of names come out. But I think people who know the way this club works know that we will not be spending �2 million on a 31-year-old, for example.”

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