Laudrup unsure on deadline deals

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup admits he does not know how the final few hours of the winter transfer window will pan out.

Last Updated: 30/01/13 at 07:41 Post Comment   

Michael Laudrup: 'I really don't know'

Michael Laudrup: 'I really don't know'

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup simply does not know how the final few hours of the winter transfer window will pan out.

Laudrup saw striker Danny Graham very nearly snatch victory at the death in what might prove to be his final game for the club at Sunderland, one of the clubs who have been chasing his signature for several weeks.

However, with Thursday's deadline fast approaching, Laudrup, who declined to confirm whether or not Graham had asked to leave, insists he is not sure what will happen with either potential incomings or outgoings.

He said: "I really don't know. Sometimes when we are asked these questions, we have to be like politicians and avoid the answer.

"But in some part it's because we really don't know what is going to happen.

"We have already seen some examples during this January transfer window where other clubs have had players that were quite sure to go to one cub and then suddenly, they show up at a press conference with another shirt on.

"My answer to that is that when we answer - I think I can say 'we' for a lot of managers because we don't know 100% what is going to happen in transfer windows."

Graham, who was booed by sections of the Black Cats' fans when he replaced Leon Britton as a 74th-minute substitute, came closest to winning the game deep into injury time when he forced a match-saving block from defender Titus Bramble.

Up until that point, the visitors had enjoyed the better of the game, particularly in the first half, and could have been ahead with nine minutes remaining when Nathan Dyer side-footed wide from Michu's lay-off.

They might also have been awarded an early penalty for John O'Shea's challenge on striker Itay Shechter, although Laudrup was quick to absolve referee Andre Marriner of any blame.

He said: "From the bench when I saw it, it didn't seem like a penalty to me, but after I saw it on television, it did.

"But then again, it's so easy for us, isn't it? We have two, three, 10 times to see it and then we decide if it was or wasn't.

"The referee has only two seconds, so I am really not complaining."


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