Rodgers eyeing summer signings
Swans boss already looking ahead to second season in top-flight
Last Updated: March 16, 2012 9:33am
Brendan Rodgers: Looking to sign 'three or four' players in the summer
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed the club will look to bring in 'three or four' new signings in the summer, with plans for a second season in the Premier League already under way.
Securing their top-flight status appears an increasingly likely prospect for the Swans, with Rodgers' men currently sitting 11th in the table and 14 points clear of the drop zone with 10 games remaining.
The manager met with Swansea's chairman, Huw Jenkins, this week and says they both agreed investment is key as the Welsh club prepares for a second successive campaign playing top tier football.
"We are not being arrogant, we are just planning ahead," Rodgers told the South Wales Evening Post.
"We have plan A and plan B and we look at the what if scenario, but certainly we are very positive in our minds about the future.
"I had a good chat with the chairman this week, and we are not going to shell out millions and millions like some clubs have done because that's not the way we work at Swansea. We want to do it our way, but the chairman understands that we have got to invest. If we are going to retain our status at this level in the long term, we have got to recruit well.
"We are not going to go crazy, but we will be looking to add three or four players who can make a difference if we stay in the Premier League, and that means we will have to make some sort of investment."
Rodgers believes Swansea's appeal will have been boosted by a season in the Premier League, which could prove crucial in attracting quality signings.
"We are already seeing that it might be easier to bring players in this year," he added.
"We were relatively unknown last summer, but the Premier League is a global brand and I think we have opened up more doors now.
"People are seeing not only that we are a competitive team, but we play like a big team.
"Players want to be associated with that, but of course they also want the wages and that's the balancing act for us.
"It's exciting to see what we can do in the transfer market, but it's a challenging time as well because there's a lot that goes into finding the players who can help us move forward.
"Then there are the players' expectations. Because we are in the Premier League you can add noughts to the wages they want, but we will always work with common sense."