Today's media round-up
3rd April 2013
Norwich City are up next for the Swans in the first of seven remaining fixtures to finish off a remarkable season. However, some of the headlines are already looking towards next season and possible transfer targets. The Daily Mirror spoke with Alan Curtis regarding the summer window. Michael Laudrup believes Jazz Richards can be a top-flight star as he spoke to the South Wales Evening Post. Finally, Michel Vorm has urged his team mates to push on and get a win against the Canaries after speaking with Wales Online.
By Phil Cadden
Joy of SIX: Swansea boss Michael Laudrup wants half-a-dozen new summer signings
Michael Laudrup is planning six new summer signings at Swansea.
The Capital One Cup holders have already secured their Premier League future for a third season after reaching the magic 40-point mark
And the Swans assistant manager Alan Curtis admits half-a-dozen recruits are in the pipeline to strengthen the Liberty Stadium outfit.
The Welsh club have been linked with moves for La Liga trio Iago Aspas, Jose Canas and Alejandro Pozuelo.
Curtis said: "I'm sure we will buy in players in the summer. It's important to do that irrespective of where you finish. There are plans afoot to bring players in.
"We will have to satisfy the players terms-wise, but I would say we'll sign quite a few players.
"We could sign four, maybe up to six players in the summer if we can."
South Wales Evening Post:
Michael Laudrup reckons Swansea City youngster Jazz Richards can be a top-flight star
Michael Laudrup believes Jazz Richards has the potential to be a Premier League star at Swansea City.
Richards last week ended any uncertainty over his Swansea future by committing to a new three-year Liberty Stadium contract.
"Maybe he isn't good enough to play in the Premier League at the moment, but maybe with another one or two years' experience he can come back and do well for us," Laudrup said.
"Jazz is a young player with potential, and that's why he has got a new contract.
"He is now out playing regularly and I think that's very important to help him develop."
Michel Vorm urges Swansea City to ask tough questions after defeat
Michel Vorm has urged Swansea City's stars to take a look in the mirror and ask themselves are they doing enough to land the side the finish to the season they deserve.
And he has warned that - despite the lack of pressure for points - Saturday's trip to Norwich is a game Michael Laudrup's men cannot lose.
"We are frustrated as you would be when you lose three in a row, especially when you then start as we did against Tottenham because you make it so hard for yourself," said Vorm, who had conceded twice inside 21 minutes as Spurs - and Bale - caught Swansea cold before a spirited but fruitless comeback.
"Against opposition like Spurs, or Arsenal, you have to be at it from the second the game starts and we weren't.
"When you do that, teams can kill you and that's what happened. The frustration is there because maybe we could have done something but you have to be there from the start or you lose matches.
"We weren't awake this time but it's not us easing off - everybody knows the season isn't over. We have seven games to go and even though we have 40 points we have a lot to play for.
"But I think all the players have to look in the mirror and be honest with themselves and ask 'have I really done everything to make this season end well?"