Monday, July 24, 2017

Tabanou slams Swansea treatment

French full-back Franck Tabanou has made it clear that he has been disappointed by the treatment he has received at Swansea.

The highly rated defender joined the Swans in a £3.5 million deal in the summer, after snubbing offers from several other high-profile sides.

But, despite being able to operate as a left-back and left winger, Tabanou has failed to make a single Premier League appearance for his new club, only featuring in two Capital One Cup matches.

The former Saint Etienne star is clearly disappointed by the lack of playing time and he has hinted he could leave unless the situation changes.

“It was not at all what I was expecting. Me, when I chose the club, it was with the idea to reach the next level in my career. When Swansea came for me, I had the impression that they wanted to value me,” Tabanou confessed to L’Equipe.

“I even told my agent to shut down all the other options, whether it was Dynamo Kiev, Sevilla or other clubs.

“I am disappointed. I know that even in periods like this, you learn. But I have never been used to this.

“The hardest thing, is to see that there is not even competition. I am not even in the squad! The only times that I was in it were because of injuries or a birth concerning a team-mate. I do not understand.”

Franck Tabanou had impressed at both Toulouse and Saint Etienne in France’s top flight and he was tipped to make an impact in England as well.

And with quite a few top clubs still keen on his services, there is a possibility one of his suitors will soon offer him an escape route from Liberty Stadium.

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