Ex-Villa skipper Laursen: Swansea will struggle to keep Laudrup

Former Aston Villa captain Martin Laursen feels Swansea City will struggle to keep hold of Michael Laudrup if they're successful.

Former Aston Villa captain Martin Laursen feels Swansea City will struggle to keep hold of Michael Laudrup if they're successful.

Laursen admits his fellow countryman could attract interest from the continent’s super powers if he excels at the Liberty Stadium.

“He’s a very good fit for Swansea because he likes his players to have the ball and to pass it and that is the way Swansea have been playing,” he told the Birmingham Mail.

“That’s why he came to Swansea because he knows they take care of the ball. He wouldn’t have come to a club that plays kick and rush. He has had lots of offers to join other clubs but didn’t go because they didn’t play how he wanted to play.

“If he does well for Swansea some of the top clubs in Europe will take notice, like Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid, and come after him.

“He’s still regarded as a big name and could be destined for a big job if he shows his talents in the Premier League.”

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