Date: 22nd May 2007 at 3:15pm
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According to reports from ADO Den Hagg co Owner John van Zweden; Swansea city have won the race for Dutch Midfielder Ferrie Bodde.

It is thought that the midfielder will join for a fee of £50,000 rising to £80,000 after the player makes 50 appearances for the Swans. The club have been tracking the player for some time and even tried to sign Bodde last season.

Swansea confirmed their interest in Bodde a few weeks ago.

Chairman Huw Jenkins On Bodde Interest from sky sports site:

‘ ‘Ferry is one of a number of players we are interested in..We tried to get him last season, but with them going down it might make it easier.’



Swansea have faced some competition for his signature from Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen. It is thought that the Dons could not raise the transfer fee required to secure Bodde’s Services.

He is contracted to ADO Den Hagg until the summer of 2008 but this season they were relegated to the Eerste Divisie after only amassing 17 points all season. This certainly would have played a part in his decision to leave the Zuiderpark Stadion based outfit.