Swansea have agreed a deal with Real Betis to sign Spanish midfielder José Cañas on a pre-contract agreement after he turned down an offer to sign a new contract with the Liga BBVA club.T he transfer officially taking place on July 1st, when the transfer window opens.
Cañas, a product of the Real Betis youth system has represented Betis at all levels. The C team, the B team and obviously the first team, where he made 66 appearances, 27 of which came this season for the tough tackling midfielder.
Upon the arrival of Cañas, Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins, who is a keen admirer of the 26-year old saw this as a perfect opportunity to come out and say that there has been no issues with current manager Michael Laudrup, after the pair reportedly had a disagreement over the transfer budgets for the upcoming season. So all you Swans fans out there can take in a huge sigh of relief now as Jenkins has denied all of the reports saying this.
When talking to the clubs official website, Jenkins said “There are substantial funds available to strengthen our squad over the summer while we are also in the privileged position, because of the way we’ve managed our finances over the years, that we do not need to sell anyone to fund those new recruits." Could this mean that their top scorer this season Michu will be 100% staying at the club? Have your say in the comments below.
Value for money: 10/10 Cañas will sign on a free transfer, so he is without doubt worth the nothing that Swansea paid for him. But on a serious note, he will be able to provide the club with tremendous support in the middle with his strength in the middle, dedication and 100% work rate.