Transfer Talk

Swansea swoop for Senna

June 11, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Premier League newcomers Swansea have opened transfer talks with Spain's Euro 2008 winner Marcos Senna.

Marcos Senna: 28 caps for Spain
GettyImagesMarcos Senna: 28 caps for Spain

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Senna, 34, is out-of-contract at Villarreal and the Brazil-born midfielder's representative Ely Coimbra says a deal could be struck, which would be a big deal for the Swans.

"Marcos Senna had a previous conversation by phone with Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers and that made him very proud and honoured with the possible interest of Swansea to have him in the squad for the Premier League," Coimbra told the Western Mail.

"Marcos is very happy with the possibility and of course keen to play Premier League football, but we want to make very clear that we are right now on preliminary contacts.

"But of course Swansea City can be a very attractive option, since Mr Rodgers explained to Marcos his ideas about his team and part of Swansea's project - which pleased him a lot - and obviously because of the nice and vibrant city of Swansea.''

Senna won 28 caps playing for Spain, and was part of the squad that won the European Championships in 2008, before being displaced by Barcelona's Sergio Busquets.