More often than not, a foreign manager taking over an English club results in a huge influx of players who share a nationality with said manager.
Cast your minds back to Gerard Houlier at Liverpool who bought in the likes of Anthony Le Tallec, Florent Sinama Pongolle (cousins incidentally), Rafael Benitez who signed Xabi Alonso, Josemi, Fernando Morientes, Antonio Nunez and Luis Garcia in his first season at the Anfield club and Jose Mourinho who signed up Ricardo Carvalho, Paulo Ferreira and Thiago in that same season.
With Michael Laudrup safely installed at Swansea after a remarkably thorough and reasoned search in modern football terms by the hierarchy at the Liberty Stadium, the Daily Mirror reports that he may be following the tradition set by the outlined peers above.
The paper says today that the Dane wants to make Michael Krohn-Dehli his first signing at the club after the midfielder’s stellar performances at Euro 2012 for his country where he scored twice in the group stages.
The 29-year-old Brondby star has notched up more than 100 appearances for his in a four year spell after an underwhelming spell in the Dutch league with RKC Waalwijk and Ajax at the beginning of his career.
During his time at Brondby, he has scored 26 times which, whilst not prolific, is useful and Laudrup may see him as the ideal player to fill the gaping hole left by Glyfi Sigurdsson’s probable non-signing .
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