Swansea in talks to sign Senna

Promoted Swansea City are in talks to sign out-of-contract Villarreal midfielder Marcos Senna, according to the player’s agent.Hampered by injury problems, the 34-year-old Senna started just 18 matches for Villarreal last season and is yet to agree a new deal with the La Liga club.

His agent Ely Coimbra has confirmed that Swansea, who won promotion to the English Premier League in May via the Championship playoffs, are in the early stages of discussions to sign the experienced holding player.

“Marcos Senna had a previous conversation by phone with Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers and that made him very proud and honoured with the possible interest of Swansea to have him in the squad for the Premier League,” Coimbra told the Western Mail.

“Marcos is very happy with the possibility and of course keen to play Premier League football, but we want to make very clear that we are right now on preliminary contacts.”

“But, of course, Swansea City can be a very attractive option, since Mr Rodgers explained to Marcos his ideas about his team and part of Swansea’s project – which pleased him a lot – and obviously because of the nice and vibrant city of Swansea.”

Senna has made over 200 appearances for Villarreal since arriving at Estadio El Madrigal in 2002.

Born in Brazil, he was granted Spanish citizenship in 2006 and won the European Championships with his adopted country in 2008.