Michael Laudrup's priority is getting to know Swansea City squad
ERIK Larsen insists Michael Laudrup's main priority is getting to know Swansea's City's current squad — not looking for new recruits.
Larsen arrives in South Wales as Laudrup's assistant next month, but the pair have already started work, watching hours of video to familiarise themselves with their new club.
The rumour mill has also been busy, with Swansea linked to a host of players as speculation mounts over who will be Laudrup's first signing.
Swansea are tracking Genoa centre-back Chico Flores among others, but Larsen reckons familiarising himself with who is already at the Liberty is a more important job for Laudrup.
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"First you get an idea of how it is best to spend money," Larsen told Danish newspaper BT.
"The most important players are the ones we have and not the ones we perhaps should have."
Larsen has worked alongside Laudrup at Brondby, Getafe, Spartak Moscow and Real Mallorca and left a scouting job with Danish side Odense Boldklub to link up with him again at Swansea.
Laudrup has been in charge for barely a fortnight, but already a string of names have been suggested as possible transfer targets.
Danes Michael Krohn-Dehli and Thomas Kahlenberg are among them, as are Dutch pair Otman Bakkal and Jonathan De Guzman.
An attacking midfielder would appear top of Swansea's wanted list, with former loan star Gylfi Sigurdsson expected to complete a switch to Spurs this week.
A defender to replace Steven Caulker, who has returned to White Hart Lane after his temporary stay in South Wales, is also a priority.
So is recruiting another striker to add to Swansea's goal threat.
But Larsen remained tight- lipped on who Swansea might be chasing, again stressing that Laudrup needs more time to assess the players he has inherited.
"It is too early to say. As Michael has said, we must first see how things are," said Larsen.
"We also need to listen to the board because they know the team well from previous seasons.
"We will sit and watch a lot of games to form an impression of things and work out what needs improving.
"We are not going to share our ideas with other people.
"There is no reason to tell others who we're after, because we are not the club that has the most money."
Meanwhile, reports in Blackpool claim Ian Holloway's side are in a four-way battle for Swansea forward Stephen Dobbie.
Swansea would demand around £1 million for the player who is said to be interesting Celtic, Middlesbrough and Bristol City.