Swansea targeting 'a different level of player' - Jenkins

The Swans chairman confirms that the club are looking to sign better players from abroad than in previous years but reassures fans that they will use the same caution as ever
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says that the club are looking to sign "a different level of player" this summer as they look to build on last season's success.

After finishing ninth and winning the Capital One Cup under Michael Laudrup last season, the Swans are in negotiations to follow up the signing of Jordi Amat and return of loanee Jonathan de Guzman with in-demand Vitesse forward Wilfried Bony.

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With European football now to contend with as a result of their cup triumph, Jenkins says that attracting better players from abroad was inevitable but stresses that financial caution will still be applied in transfer dealings.

"We have been profitable over the last couple of years by signing the right player who we believe is right for our club," the Swansea supremo told the South Wales Evening Post.

"We weren't not going to do that; it's obviously finding the right one that we believe is coming here for the right reasons and then we would pay the required fee to make sure we got that player to help the club to go forward.

"That hasn't changed for us, it's just the way we run the club is permitting us to look at those type of players which in the past we couldn't.

"We have gone after a different level of player for us as a club and I think, again, that is another learning experience in terms of dealing with other clubs and other agents."