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Pardew expects Rasiak departure

Grzegorz Rasiak
Rasiak signed for Saints in May 2006 following a loan spell

Southampton manager Alan Pardew expects striker Grzegorz Rasiak to leave the club before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

Rasiak, 30, spent last season on loan at Watford, where he scored 10 goals, and has made no secret of his desire to leave St Mary's.

Pardew told BBC Radio Solent: "Greg's motivation is still that he wants to move on.

"If the bid that we're expecting does arrive, then he will move on."

Swansea have been linked to Rasiak, with boss Paulo Sousa confirming he had enquired about the former Polish international.

Rasiak appeared as a second-half substitute for Saints in their Carling Cup win over Northampton on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old, whose former clubs include Derby and Spurs, has only made 26 appearances for Southampton in the last two seasons.



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