Swansea City headlines as goalkeeper accepts bid, Liverpool indebted latest plus youth gun contract

Your city of Swansea is in the headlines for Monday, January 10.

fisher bid accepted

MK Dons has accepted a transfer bid from Swansea for goalkeeper Andy Fischer.

WellsOnline revealed in November that the 23-year-old had emerged as a transfer target for Russell Martin.

And it has been confirmed that the League One organization will allow Fischer to relocate to South Wales permanently.

“It’s disappointing, time wise, and how it’s played with noise and disruption. He won’t be attending tomorrow,” said MK Dons boss Liam Manning ahead of his side’s clash with Wimbledon.

Steven Benda started the season as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper, but fell down the pecking order after Ben Hammer stepped up to the plate.

As a result, the German is deemed eager to move on to regular play elsewhere.

Fischer is expected to join Swann on a six-figure long-term deal which is believed to be around £400,000.

He will challenge Hammer – whose current deal expires in the summer, although it is expected to be renewed – for the No. 1 jersey at Swansea.

Fischer became an important team under Martin at MK Dons and is expected to slot seamlessly with respect to the club’s playing style.

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rice williams update

Russell Martin is keen to keep Rice Williams at Swansea for the duration of his season-long loan deal from Liverpool.

The defender has struggled to achieve regular playing-time in South Wales and last played just six minutes of his team’s FA Cup third-round loss to Southampton.

Parent club Liverpool are unhappy with the number of minutes Williams has played at Swansea, although they have yet to make a decision on whether to recall him ahead of time.

And Martin believes Hans will listen on behalf of Jurgen Klopp coming to his decision on the 20-year-old.

“He is training back – he was the one who was isolated through Covid,” said the head coach.

“It was a great pleasure working with him. I think he has improved a lot since he is here and his attitude is absolutely right.

“The conversation has been that he is happy here but I think it is up to Liverpool to decide what is best for his development, whether he is trying to stay here and fighting to get into the team Or they think he would be better off otherwise.

“I think we’ll get some more clarity on that in the next week or two.”

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Young Gun signs new deal

Dan Williams has signed a new contract with Swansea.

The midfielder’s previous deal was due to expire in the summer, although he has put pen to paper on an extension to join his boyhood club until 2023.

Swansea also has the option of extending the 20-year contract by an additional 12 months.

“I’m a local guy — I was here eight years old and I’m turning 21 in April, so that’s great news for me,” he told the Swansea website.

“Every minute I play for my club means a lot to me. I love club

“When this deal happened I couldn’t wait to sign it. It gives me more time to grow and move on. It’s my aim to add more first-team sports.

“When I signed my last deal, I was in and around the team and on the bench a few times. My goal was to get on the pitch and get another deal, which I’ve done.”

Williams clinched their first team in a 3–0 Carabao Cup win over Reading in August and also participated in a 4–1 victory over Plymouth Argyll in the same competition.

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