Head coach Steve Cooper says he was not concerned in Swansea Metropolis’s resolution to promote Joe Rodon to Tottenham Hotspur.
Swansea had hoped to get nearer to £20m for the Wales worldwide centre-back, who was a product of their academy and arguably the membership’s greatest asset.
“I wasn’t concerned within the negotiations,” Cooper mentioned.
“I do not make these selections on quantities for gamers coming in or out. I simply give my view and that is what I’ve carried out.
“When it comes to charges, salaries, contracts, issues like that, that is not my remit.
“I did not need him to go. Who would need considered one of their greatest belongings to go away?
“No matter I really feel about it’s irrelevant. He has gone.”
When requested whether or not Swansea’s hierarchy have been ready to show down Tottenham’s advances if a sure worth was not met, Cooper added: “I can not reply that. I have not had that dialog.”
Cooper revealed Rodon met him to debate his future having returned from worldwide obligation final Thursday.
“I’ve to let you know, he was wonderful in the previous few days,” Cooper mentioned.
“He got here to see me straight after getting back from Wales to let me know that after all he could be eager about a transfer to Tottenham.
“However he was additionally very clear to inform me that if it did not occur, he could be much more dedicated than he already is. I feel it is vital that individuals know that.
“There was no banging down the door saying ‘I need to depart, that is my alternative’.
“He was very clear to say how proud he was to play for Swansea and if that continued, then he could be even higher than he was earlier than. Credit score to him for that, as a result of that is not at all times the case.”
Whereas Rodon departed, Swansea signed 4 gamers on deadline day, with centre-backs Ryan Bennett and Joel Latibeaudiere plus utility man Ryan Manning signing everlasting offers whereas Kasey Palmer joined on mortgage.
“I felt it was vital that we acquired a few permanents as a result of (meaning) we’re not going to be panicking in each switch window,” Cooper mentioned.
“We’ve got acquired extra starters within the squad now and I feel perhaps earlier than the worldwide break, there wasn’t a great deal of expertise in gamers that weren’t on the pitch.
“Now now we have acquired gamers who’ve began Championship and Premier League video games previously, in addition to having a bit extra stability within the squad.”