MK Dons signing raises questions as news of Swansea City transfer, double deal brings bad news and Middlesbrough in talks to sign ex-loan target

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Tucker signs for MK Dawns

Gillingham defender Jack Tucker has signed for MK Dons.

Swansea were one of several clubs interested in the young centre-back, who drops the gills on a free transfer. MK Dons must pay a compensation fee, however, due to the fact that Tucker is under 24 and was offered new terms to live in.

“I’m happy,” Tucker told iFollow MK Dawns. “I definitely feel that MK Dons is the right place for me to develop my career further.

Read more: Swansea City are presented with a relocation dilemma with no easy answers

“I met the head coach and Liam Sweeting and they sold me the club, which is impressive in itself. He showed genuine enthusiasm to get me here and it really inspired me to come here along with his ideas for me. did.

“I followed MK Dons at the end of last season and the club had an impressive campaign. I’ve played MK Dons many times and I know how hard they make it for other teams so I’m on the right side of it from now on. I’m hoping for.”

Swansea have already signed a centre-back in Nathan Wood but at least one more is on Martin’s wish list. Tucker’s signing will raise new questions over Harry Darling’s future at Milton Keynes – with a steadfast fan of the Swansea defender. But with other big-name clubs in the mix, including Chelsea, signing Darling will be a major challenge.

Middlesbrough Giles wants

Swansea’s championship rival Middlesbrough are keen to take on Ryan Giles on loan.

football insider report Negotiations are ongoing between the borough and Giles’ parent club, Wolves. Boss Chris Wilder sees Giles as his left-wing wing-back for next season.

Giles spent the first half of last season on loan with Cardiff City, where he made several good appearances at left. He was recalled to Wolves in January and Swansea attempted to sign him on deadline day in January, but club owners did not give the green light to the deal – the third move that fell through that month.

For the second part of the campaign, Giles signed for Blackburn Rovers. Bruno Lage’s first-team plans at Molineux next season are unlikely to be dented, so another loan is now on the cards for the 22-year-old.

Peterborough signed two keepers

Peterborough United manager Grant McCann has signed two goalkeepers in the past 24 hours – excluding Posh’s interest in Steven Benda.

The German stopper spent the second half of last season on loan at London Road and was hopeful a permanent deal could be secured for him, but pricing differences became an issue. Posh chief Barry Fry said, “We’re still not going there.” Peterborough Telegraph. “It’s a lot of money for a League One goalkeeper and a wage issue for a player who still has two years to run on a Swansea contract. He’s earning a lot more than we can pay him.”

“We have other goals and we have made great progress on some players. We may well have some players on loan, including a goalkeeper. We are talking about a loan player from a Premier League club. But that deal is taking time.”

He has now signed Harvey Cartwright on loan from Hull City and Lukas Bergstrom from Chelsea. Where Benda now remains to be seen, Swansea are still eager to capitalize on the 23-year-old. Ben Hammer has already left SA1 this summer, while three of the under-23 keepers – Jamie Searle, Nico Defratas-Hansen and Josh Gould – are also gone. Youngster Remi Mitchell is expected to be included in a free transfer from Arsenal.

Swansea’s relocation dilemma

Most of Joel Latibudier’s time at Swansea has been spent on the margins of the senior team, feeding on scraps of first-team action.

But with Burnley reportedly bidding £500,000 for the 22-year-old centre-back, the club now face a bigger choice. Do they stick with the former Manchester City defender and commit to making him an integral part of Russell Martin’s back line, or do they cash in?

You can read fan columnist Guto Llewellyn’s full column on the Latibudier situation here.

Pre-season work in progress

Swansea players returned to Fairwood yesterday to begin the pre-season program.

It’s been barely six weeks since the last campaign ended, but getting back to work early will be seen as an opportunity for head coach Russell Martin and his team, especially given that they have absolutely nothing to prepare for last summer. did not have time.

Martin was appointed days before the start of the term, and head of physical performance Matt Willmott revealed the team is looking to take the field this time.

“It’s definitely good for us to be involved from the start of pre-season this year, which came to an end a year ago,” Willmott said.

“Pre-season gives you a huge base to build on for the season. The way we play, it’s a different style that requires a specific physical condition, so to put that work into the players A block of five or six weeks gives us a good base to build on.

“Players get a little break and rest after the season, but it is far from a holiday as they still need to report in good physical condition. Gone are the days when players had five weeks off.

“We wanted him to have a good rest and recovery after a busy few years as there was a rush of stability due to the covid pandemic, but we then wanted him to build and work on his aerobic fitness so that we could come in and to work directly. side of things.

“Again, gone are the days when you made players run until they were sick, or players would come wearing bin bags to sweat profuse amounts of alcohol. It is a very different approach now. We are scientific in our approach, we are the players. Monitor closely.

“There are some tough runs out there, and obviously football demands that you run a lot without the ball, but we are a football club, not a running club, and we want players to put in that technical work and tactical work.” Get off.”

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