Neil Taylor expects Swansea stars to stay
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Defender Neil Taylor has dismissed talk that Swansea may struggle to hold on to their key players this summer after an impressive maiden Barclays Premier League campaign.
The Swans, who were predicted by many to make a rapid return to the npower Championship, are all but guaranteed Premier League safety and sit 10th in the table with 39 points to their name.
They have claimed notable scalps along the way, particularly the home wins over Arsenal and Manchester City, and several of their players have been linked with moves away from the Liberty Stadium.
The likes of Scott Sinclair, Joe Allen and Ashley Williams have been among those reportedly attracting interest from other clubs, while left-back Taylor was himself a target for Newcastle prior to the start of the current campaign.
But the Wales international believes Brendan Rodgers' squad will want to stay at what they see as a "special" club.
"We have done it together as a football club and every player and manager knows what a special football club it is to be at, especially with the style of football we play," he said.
"I don't think any of the players here would swap it for anything.
"In those terms, it is a football club that is growing and if it ends up being a top-10 football club, there are not many places you want to go that will be better than here.
"While things happen in the summer, as they always do, our players are doing really well here.
"Money and all those sorts of things can make you think it's great, but the feeling you get after a game like at Fulham (a 3-0 win earlier this month), having played as a team and the style we played; you can't replace that with anything.
"That is a big factor for players at this club."
Latest in Sport
Arsenal vs Aston Villa preview: I need to prove myself again at Villa, says Scott Sinclair
Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea, Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester City, United want Gareth Bale
Chelsea vs Manchester City player ratings: David Silva saves the day but which City star stole the show at Stamford Bridge?
Arsene Wenger photobombs Arsenal photo shoot - manages to look like famous 'Bigfoot' picture
Serena Williams wins Australia Open 2015: American beats Maria Sharapova in straight sets to claim a sixth title in Melbourne
- 1 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 2 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Hard line on immigration could cost Tories the election