Jonathan De Guzman has called out to Swansea City to sign him on a permanent contract.
Jonathan De Guzman has been one of the most consistent players at Swansea City this season.
He is currently on a loan deal from Spanish side Villarreal and has pleaded with the Welsh club to sign him permanently when that expires or to get a deal sorted out in the meantime.
Michael Laudrup has transformed the way Swansea City play football, bringing players who fit in with the philosophy of the club and not the manager.
De Guzman is an extremely efficient play maker who has helped the Swans’ midfielder in terms of getting the ball into the feet of the strikers much faster than was the case with Brendan Rodgers at the helm.
“I have scored six goals here and am a happy camper - I would love to stay. It’s a great group, not just the players but the guys around the place - the staff and the fans. It’s a family club and I like that. There is something good happening here and I like being part of it,” said De Guzman as in the Daily Mail.
He has started 18 matches for the club this season with four appearances off of the subs bench. He has scored five goals in the process and weighed in with four assists for the likes of Michu and Danny Graham.
According to reports, his Spanish owners will ask for a £5 million straight up transfer fee along with an extra £1 million in the form of add ons.
Considering Swansea signed Michu for £2 million last summer, this seems to be in the sort of price range that the Swans are willing to pay for top flight players at present.
The fee is around what Villarreal paid for De Guzman originally in August 2011. They could well ask for more initially before dropping down their price but it’s rare for a club to sell a player at a loss so shortly after signing him.
Either way De Guzman seems to have found his club in the respect of somewhere he fits in, enjoys playing and is being consistently selected.
He is under contract at Villarreal until the summer of 2016 so the whole issue of his availability could change if the Spanish side start giving him games when he is ultimately recalled from Swansea in the summer.
He has been so effective for Swansea so far this season that it would be idiotic of them not to try and keep him permanently.
All of you Swansea fans out there, do you want your club to try and keep the Dutchman?
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