Swans admit twin interest
Swansea manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed an interest in Mark Gower and Gorka Pintado.
Last Updated: 31/05/08 10:20pm
Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed an interest in Mark Gower and Gorka Pintado.
Southend United winger Gower and Granada striker Pintado have been linked with moves to Swansea following the club's promotion to the Championship.
Gower has been offered a new deal by Southend, but Martinez admits he is considering signing the 29-year-old on a free transfer.
"Mark Gower is a player we have been looking at," Martinez told the Evening Post.
"You only need to look at his record to see what kind of player he is. In a way he is similar to Andy Robinson in terms of his role on the pitch.
"He can play on both wings, he likes to come inside and link with the strikers and he has 10 goals a season in him.
"It's early days to say whether he might join Swansea City this summer, but he is somebody we have been following."
Martinez also acknowledged that Pintado is a potential arrival at the Liberty Stadium, although the Spanish forward would command a fee.
"We have followed Gorka Pintado and we've seen a lot of him," added Martinez. "You don't get many players like him.
"He is a goalscorer who guarantees you between 15 and 20 goals a season.
"We're keeping an eye on him, but he has another year on his contract at his club and as yet we haven't bid for him."