Date: 11th January 2017 at 2:55pm
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A fee of £5m has been agreed between Norwich City and Swansea City for the sale of Martin Olsson according to various reports this afternoon including the EDP

Telegraph journalist, John Percy first reported the story on Twitter on Wednesday lunchtime with the story also being picked up by The Mirror.

New Swans boss, Paul Clement has been given money to spend and it seems new defenders are a top priority. With Harry Toffolo at Scunthorpe on loan and Robbie Brady heavily linked with a transfer during this window, one can only assume that there are left sided defensive players in the pipeline. Olsson signed a new 18 month contract before Christmas and I wonder if he signed that on the proviso that the club would allow him to leave in January?

The fee of £5m would have been drastically less had that contract not been extended as his previous deal was set to run out next summer. I am just being cynical in my assessment of all this?

Olsson played the full 90 minutes for City in the FA Cup against Southampton last Saturday and with Robbie Brady suspended for the Rotherham game, it seems Steven Whittaker may be in line for a left back cover job at the New York Stadium on Saturday.

This is not good news at all.


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