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Swans reject Bodde request
03 Jun 2008 - 07:28:15
Swansea City have rejected a transfer request handed in by Dutch midfielder Ferrie Bodde, following recent interest from Derby County.
The 26-year-old was a major player for the Swans as they won the League One title last season, having proved to be an outstanding bargain after joining from Den Haag for just £50,000.
City chairman Huw Jenkins told the club's official website: "Over the last few days Ferrie submitted a transfer request which we turned down. We will try our best to try and make sure he stays with us.
"We took a gamble to bring him over from Holland and gave him his chance to perform on the big stage. So from that point of view it's disappointing he now wants to leave.
"Ferrie signed a three-year contract when he joined us last year and, until that changes, he will remain our player.
"The manager says he thinks Ferrie is worth £2million and I think if a player is intent on leaving and we get the right valuation, then we might have to look at it.
"But nobody has met our valuation on a player that we think can be playing in the top four of the Premier League."