Swans target Emnes deal
Swansea director John van Zweden says the club are planning a bid for Middlesbrough forward Marvin Emnes.
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 22/05/11 1:03pm
Swansea City director John van Zweden says the club are planning a bid to sign Middlesbrough forward Marvin Emnes in the summer.
Emnes spent a spell on loan at Swansea earlier in the season and scored twice in six appearances for Brendan Rodgers' side.
He subsequently established himself back at the Riverside under Tony Mowbray, but Van Zweden claims Boro now want to part with the Dutchman.
"We want to take over Marvin Emnes from Middlesbrough, who want to offload him," Van Zweden told De Telegraaf.
Van Zweden also discussed the future of three other Dutch footballers on the books at the Liberty Stadium - Kemy Agustien, Dorus de Vries and Ferrie Bodde.
He added: "Kemy Agustien, who is currently loaned out to Crystal Palace, will return. In our eyes, he is very capable of playing in the Premier League.
"If we get promoted, goalkeeper Dorus de Vries will stay for sure.
"It's close for Ferrie Bodde to extend his contract for a year and that's very loyal as he has only played 60 games in four seasons after having a serious knee injury three times.
"We always paid him his wages and now he pays that back. We will pay him on a no-play, no-pay basis."