Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has defended the decision not to battle for Gylfi Sigurdsson.
â€śGylfi was a signing that was on the cards when Brendan was with us. Once Brendan (Rodgers) decided to embark down a different route then that signing always looked unlikely,â€ť Jenkins told the South Wales Echo.
â€śThe bid was there but nothing has been discussed since; our focus was on bringing in the new manager. The delay in signing Gylfi â€“ probably three weeks â€“ meant I believed it was the right thing not to push that signing. It was the right thing to wait and make a joint decision.
â€śIt was left and Michaelâ€™s thoughts are with that sort of transfer fee we were about to commit to, with wages and fees involved, then itâ€™s a general discussion on what else you can spend that money on.
â€śMichael should be given the opportunity to look himself and make decisions on what he wants. He can stamp his own authority and own policy on players and the team.
â€śLooking at Gylfi â€“ and perhaps Steven Caulker â€“ they were last yearâ€™s players.
â€śThey did very well for us but time moves on. Weâ€™re in a new era with Michael Laudrup in charge.
â€śIt is Michaelâ€™s chance to consider the options and make the right decisions.â€ť