Jenkins firm on Ricketts
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says he has no intention of selling Sam Ricketts.
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says he has no intention of selling defender Sam Ricketts.
Jenkins is keen to keep the former Oxford United and Telford United player, despite Championship side Hull City making a reported £325,000 bid for the 24-year-old.
The bid was enough to allow the Wales international to speak with The Tigers regarding a possible move to The Kingston Communications Stadium, though both clubs have not concurred on a deal for Ricketts.
Jenkins insists they will do all in their power to keep Ricketts at The Liberty Stadium this summer.
"Sam Ricketts is our player and is under contract for the next two years," Jenkins said.
"It has been well publicised we have received an offer from Hull, but we have not accepted any offer.
"What has come out initially is pure speculation. The clause in Sam's contract is not a release clause, it simply allows him to speak to a club if they offer more than £300,000.
"But it is ultimately down to us whether he leaves the club or not and we will do our best to keep our best players."
Ricketts himself gave Swansea a boost by stating he has no plans to move away from the League One club this summer.
"I like it here," he told the South Wales Evening Post. "I'm not looking to move.
"It is a confidence boost that the club have turned down a bid. I have no qualms with them rejecting any bids."