Date: 23rd August 2010 at 6:06pm
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Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping that he can complete a loan move for young Arsenal Midfielder Henri Lansbury.

“why oh why do we let the press know our dealings? Leeds or us, i’d put money on him joining Leeds.”
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Fellow Championship rivals Leeds United are also interested in signing the 19 year-old but local reports suggest that the Swans could beat them in the race to land the promising midfielder.

Rodgers has recently said that he is looking to sign a striker and a goalscoring midfielder within the next few days. We’ve also been linked with a move for West Ham United frontman Frank Nouble.

“The club has been in touch with his representatives and with Arsenal more importantly and we`re obviously looking to do a deal to bring him here.

We are hoping in the next couple of days that we can sort something out.”


Lansbury scored 5 goals in 39 appearances whilst on loan at Watford last season. He has also had a spell at Scunthorpe United – he scored 4 goals in 16 games for the Iron in 2009.

He’s an attacking midfielder who can play on either wing but prefers a more central role. He impressed at Vicarage Road having been one of their stand-out players last season.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is predicting big things for Lansbury, in January he said:

‘He will be a big player for me,’

‘He is at the moment having a very interesting experience [at Watford] that we judge to be very successful.

‘He will come back at the end of the season and practise with the first-team in the next pre-season. Then we will assess the situation with him together.’