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Selling winger to Liverpool or Newcastle would be Dyer for Swans

| 21.11.2011

Scott Sinclair may have been the Swansea City player tipped to go on and impress in the Premier League following their promotion last season – but it’s the man on the other wing who has caught the attention for the Welsh side.

Nathan Dyer has been in excellent form for the Swans in their maiden Premier League season and his industrious displays have already started attracting admiring glances from teams higher in the football food chain.

According to the Metro, Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is keen to snap up Dyer in the January transfer window to give balance to his side that has the pacy Stewart Downing available to play on the left.

It’s a style that has certainly worked for Swansea with both Dyer and Sinclair providing outlets for Brendan Rogers’ side and giving opposing full-backs more than their fair share of problems – even Manchester United’s Patrice Evra had to be substituted in their last game after being booked for a foul on Dyer.

Sceptical Scousers aren’t the only thing Dalglish will need to overcome if he intends to buy the winger – Newcastle United and Everton are also thought to be interested in the player who signed a new three-year deal with Swansea in August.

However, a bigger problem may be Swansea’s desire to keep the player.

They won a battle to stop full-back Neil Taylor joining Newcastle in the summer and – after years of financial problems – are no longer in a position where they need to sell players.

Staying in the Premier League would be far more financially beneficial to the Swans than selling Dyer – and his sale would mean a change in style and a far greater chance of being relegated.

If Dyer was to go in January, then backing Swansea – who are currently joint third favourites at 6/4 to be relegated – for the drop could be well worth considering.



Richard Anderson