No more Spanish signings for Swansea, insists Laudrup

The Swans manager says that there will be no more recruits from La Liga this summer as he assembles his squad ready to take on the Premier League and Europe next season
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup insists his spending splurge in Spain is over as he prepares his squad for the new season.

Laudrup has added to the Spanish contingent at Swansea with new signings Jose Canas, Jordi Amat, Alejandro Pozuelo joining Michu, Chico Flores, Angel Rangel and Pablo Hernandez.

20/1 Swansea are 20/1 with BetVictor to finish in the top six this season
But the Dane says his shopping in Spain is over, and has already splashed out on Wilfried Bony and Jonjo Shelvey.

Bony cost the club a record £12 million, twice the fee paid for previous record signing Pablo Hernandez.

"We have seven Spanish players now and we have more or less reached a limit. They are all very nice guys but this is still a Welsh team – a British team," Laudrup told reporters.

"The Premier League and La Liga are the top two leagues but there is an economic difference because of the financial crisis.

"We can have two players at the same level and one will cost £4m and the other £8m – which would you choose?

"The problem is one player is Spanish and the other is British. But you can’t choose the £4m man every time or you will have 11 Spanish players.

"That’s why I am very pleased we have a player like Jonjo Shelvey. He has quality, he’s young but experienced and I hear the value for money is good. When you have the possibility to get a talent like that, it’s good."