Speculation mounts all year round, but with just days of the January transfer window remaining as always the chase and desperation for new additions heightens – which is evidently the case at Swansea City.
With Wilfried Bony now a Manchester City player, it seems the club from South Wales are looking to spend some of their pennies. Yet although the first requisite of the supporters may of been a replacement striker, Southampton midfielder Jack Cork looks set to be the first name in through the door following the Ivorian’s departure.
The fee looks set to be in and around £3 million pounds, which would see the Saints recoup slightly more than they paid for him – having signed the 25 year old from Chelsea for £750,000 back in 2011.
However, having played over 100 games for the club, after several loan deals whilst owned by Chelsea, the player was warmly received by the Southampton faithful.
So what have they made of the fact the Carshalton born midfielder looks to be on his way – here’s a selection of tweets on the pending move…
Bye Corky 🙁 #SaintsFC
— Lee Myers (@leemyersSfc) January 29, 2015
We must get A replacement then surely, knew he wouldn’t stay #saintsfc
— ScummerAndProud (@sparkythebabler) January 29, 2015
Shame to see Corky go but can understand the reasons behind it. Will always be a fans favourite and welcomed back to SMS! #saintsfc
— Josh Burridge (@josh_burridge) January 29, 2015
Swansea would be a great move for Cork. I’d be gutted to lose him but feels a good move for both him and Swansea. #SaintsFC
— Gary Dabbs (@SaintDabbsie) January 29, 2015
— Daniel Pettit (@DJ_Pettit) January 29, 2015
People saying Jack Cork can go…..dont they think our squad is small enough as it is, especially for Sunday, down to bare bones #saintsfc
— Liana Stone (@saintliana) January 29, 2015
Jack cork isnt that good, solid in the middle but nothing special, 4th/5th best midfielder we have #saintsfc
— adam gough (@saint_goughy) January 29, 2015
More than happy to see Cork move on for First Team football as Reed is way more than good enough, + get Vilhena and we’re good. #SaintsFC
— Dan (@danbsfc) January 29, 2015
Cork wants first team football, reality is, we have a number of better players now. Been a great asset to #saintsfc, but we’ve marched on!
— Dan (@my_nameis_dan) January 29, 2015
— George Galpin (@GGalpin95) January 29, 2015
£3m would be a very good price for Jack Cork #Saintsfc
— Russell Carey (@Fuffell) January 29, 2015