Swans still keeping an eye on Taylor
SWANSEA City have admitted they are keeping tabs on Neil Taylor after revealing that David Edgar will not return to the Liberty.
Huw Jenkins says Edgar, who spent the end of last season on loan at Swansea, will not play for the club again after heading back to parent side Burnley.
That means a possible vacancy for a left-back in Paulo Sousa's squad — and Taylor could fit the bill. The talented Wrexham player, who won his first Wales cap last weekend, was watched by Swansea on a number of occasions last season.
Taylor, 21, has impressed Swansea coach Alan Curtis in the Wales Under-21 set-up, and Jenkins concedes he could be an option.
"He is a young Welsh international, which is always something that appeals to us, and all the reports are that he has a lot of promise in him," said the Swansea chairman. "We have watched him in the past and we have also got Alan Curtis who knows him, so we are fully aware of the player.
"The question is whether, in Paulo's eyes, someone like Neil Taylor is ready to play first-team football for us. As with all players like this, that is the decision you have to make."
Taylor has already made 80 appearances for Wrexham. He is out of contract at the Racecourse this summer and would be available for a small compensation fee, likely to be under £100,000.
It is understood Taylor would be very interested in a move to Swansea. And as things stand there could be a shortage of left-backs in Sousa's squad, with Marcos Painter heading for Brighton and Fede Bessone yet to agree a new contract.
But Jenkins said: "We have Alan Tate who is comfortable at left-back as well as Fede if he signs a new deal. We have also given a first professional deal to Joe Walsh, who is capable of playing there, so we don't necessarily have to sign someone."
Swansea will play a friendly at Hereford on Tuesday, July 13 (7.30pm). That will be the club's first summer fixture, with a game at Yeovil to follow on July 17.