Rodgers interested in McEachran
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he would be willing to take Josh McEachran on loan from Chelsea in January.
By Subhankar Mondal
Last Updated: 27/10/11 6:37pm
Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he would be willing to take midfielder Josh McEachran on loan from Chelsea in January should he have the chance to do so.
The 18-year-old is part of the Chelsea squad this season but is unlikely to get a regular slot in the starting line-up anytime soon under boss Andre Villas-Boas.
McEachran is rated as one of the more promising young players in England, and Rodgers, who worked as a youth and reserve-team coach at Stamford Bridge under former manager Jose Mourinho, is keen to develop him at the Liberty Stadium.
"I need to have a conversation at length (with Chelsea)," he said on Thursday. "Josh is not playing at the moment, he is on the bench, although he played (against Everton) last night.
"He is a wonderful talent and the positive thing is that clubs see Swansea as a club that can develop such talents.
"He has a big future, he played in the same team as my son right through the system at Chelsea and has kicked on since he turned 14.
"He has got great vision, he is a terrific footballer and he needs to play in a certain system.
"I think (Chelsea manager) Andre (Villas-Boas) and (sporting director) Michael Emenalo understand he will need to get some games and when that moment comes he is certainly a player who would do terrific here."
However, Rodgers has warned anyone at Swansea not to get too optimistic about sealing a loan move for the England Under-21 international when the transfer window reopens in January.
"All we can do is our best, we try to be in the market for the very best players," said the 38-year-old.
"We don't have the finances to buy such players but if it allows us to loan players then I would be confident in what we could give such a player."