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Martinez criticises Anderson snub

Paul Anderson
Anderson was Swansea's young player of the year

Swansea boss Roberto Martinez has questioned Paul Anderson's loyalty after the winger snubbed a return to the Swans to join Nottingham Forest.

The Liverpool man impressed during his season's loan spell at Swansea last term and Martinez was willing to pay 100,000 for a second 12-month loan.

Spaniard Martinez said: "Everyone knows being grateful or loyal in football does not exist anymore."

The deal for the 20-year-old midfielder should be finalised over the weekend.

Martinez continued: "We are proud to be involved in the development of a player that no-one wanted 12 months ago who now has six or seven choices.

"We are delighted how he adapted as we allowed him to enjoy his football, that's why he has enjoyed a lot of interest from clubs this summer."

Anderson, Swansea's young player of the year in their League One title-winning season, will link up with his new Forest team-mates on Tuesday.

He told Forest's website: "I enjoyed last season at Swansea but after speaking to Forest I just felt it was the right move for me."

see also
Doubt over Anderson's Swans move
10 May 08 |  Swansea
Earnshaw excited by Forest move
04 Jun 08 |  Nottm Forest

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