Swans braced for Trundle exit
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Swansea City appear resigned to losing Bristol City target Lee Trundle.Swansea City appear resigned to losing Bristol City target Lee Trundle.
The striker is reportedly heading to Ashton Gate to discuss a move to the Championship new boys after recent talks between the two clubs.
Trundle has become an iconic figure during his four years with Swansea, but the League One side admit the situation is beyond their control.
"Lee is part of the fabric of Swansea City, he has raised the profile of the club, on and off the pitch," chairman Huw Jenkins told the Western Mail.
"We don't want to sell Lee, we've made that clear the whole time. There is no money, no price, that can make his loss up to us. Our main objective has always been to keep him.
"But it's difficult. We were close to promotion to the Championship on two occasions and missed out, and players do have ambitions which are completely out of control of the club.
"The decision is his. Sometimes things are just out of our control. It's part of football that it is impossible to keep players who want to go."
Robins manager Gary Johnson believes Trundle is capable of injecting an extra fizz into his team, if a deal is completed.
Johnson said: "We are on the case for Trundle, but we do have other options. I never say much until a deal is concluded.
"He is a little bit different from the ordinary. This type of player has a bit of glitter about them. They are not run-of-the-mill are they?"