Real Madrid target Michael Laudrup in no rush to pen Swansea deal
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup says he is in no rush to pen a new deal with the Swans amid reports of Real Madrid interest
Michael Laudrup says he is not in a rush to pen a new Swansea City deal amid reports the Dane could replace Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.
The former Los Blancos star has made an impressive impact at the Liberty Stadium after replacing Brendan Rodgers at Swansea in the summer.
The Welsh outfit beat Chelsea over two legs to reach the Capital One Cup final in January and are currently in eighth position in the Premier League.
But Laudrup insists he is focusing all his energy on keeping Swansea on track for the remainder of the season before thinking about a new contract.
“I think for me the present is more important than the future, we have so many things coming up now and I already have a contract for next season so it is not urgent for me,” said Laudrup.
“We have some very important things to deal with right now. I am talking to the chairman a lot of times every week and we talk about a lot of things.”
Michu penned a new Swansea deal earlier in January, with Gerhard Tremmel, Leon Britton and Garry Monk also committing their future to the club in recent weeks.
And Laudrup admitted he was delighted to see members of his squad pledge their future to Swansea, particularly Michu, who was linked with a big-money move last month.
“It’s good to get the players signed up, they are important to us,” added Laudrup. “We need to do it quick sometimes because it is difficult to compare and compete with the salaries of other clubs.
“You never know their other possibilities, you have to ask them, but we have to be realistic and know how it is here and the structure is working well. We know other clubs pay more money but players sign because they want to stay here which is good for us.”