Michael Laudrup hopeful of De Guzman stay
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has revealed that he is keen to keep midfielder Jonathan De Guzman at the club beyond the summer.
However, his future is far from guaranteed with his owners in contention to secure a return to the Spanish top flight after relegation last season.
But, Laudrup says that he wants the 25-year-old to stay at the Liberty Stadium although he admitted that no arrangements have been made:
“It’s always difficult to say what’s going to happen.” He is quoted by Sky Sports.
“A lot of clubs are thinking about the end of the season; promotion, relegation etc so they have a lot of important things to think about.
“Jonathan is playing very well and he’s scoring goals. But he is happy here and I know he wants to stay here.”
Swansea continue their Premier League campaign on Saturday with a trip to The Hawthorns to face West Brom.
The two sides are level on 40 points, and Laudrup was full of praise for his opponents, highlighting striker Romelu Lukaku, who is on-loan from Chelsea, as a particular threat:
“It is a game between two of the surprise packages of the season,” said Laudrup.
“Both teams are seven points clear of tenth place, and that is really positive. They (West Brom) have done brilliantly this season, especially at home and they have a lot of talent and speed, in particular with (Romelu) Lukaku.”