Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers looking to poach Wes Hoolahan from Norwich

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers will use any potential money from the sale of Scott Sinclair to try and poach Wes Hoolahan from follow Premier League newcomers Norwich City.

Sinclair’s flashy performances on the Swans wing have been attracting the attention of various scouts from Liverpool and Tottenham. They are rumoured to be ready to stump up the required £9m valuation of the player, which would be a huge loss for the way in which Rodgers sets up his side.

If the deal does go through Swansea sources inside the club have allegedly made it clear that Hoolahan is their number choice to replace their superstar.

The Norwich midfielder is well-known as Norwich most creative player but Paul Lambert’s policy of rotating his squad means even a player of the ilk of the diminutive midfielder struggles to play regular first-team football.

His low centre of gravity makes him very hard to remove from possession and has superb dribbling ability – both key traits that Rodgers looks for when choosing players for his unique passing system that he implies. Their fantastic passing style was shown in all its glory yesterday when the saw off Arsenal, the so called kings of the pass and move style of football, 3-2 at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea are fast becoming a football club that many players feel is an attractive option due to their footballing philosophy and Hoolahan allegedly would be willing to jump the Norwich ship to partake in Rodgers progressing young side.

Norwich would warrant a tidy sum for the player, rumoured to be around the £4m mark, but Swansea would be willing to pay as Rodgers is of the firm belief Hoolahan would flourish in his free-flowing system.


As well as being the Editor in Chief of SqueakyBumTime, Bobby is also a Swansea City fan (before they reached the promised land).