Dutch Defender Facing Liberty Exit?


Swansea City’s Dutch defender Dwight Tiendalli has been axed from the Swans’ pre-season games against Championship duo Reading and Nottingham Forest this weekend.

The Dutchman’s omission from both squads has fuelled speculation that he could be on his way out of the Liberty Stadium sooner rather than later. Tiendalli was also left out of Swansea’s tour of Germany.

The defender, who’s been capped twice by the Holland national team, was loaned out to Championship side Middlesbrough last term. However, he was recalled after just two games at the Riverside Stadium due to an injury to Jordi Amat.

With Amat on the mend, Kyle Naughton back to full fitness, and the summer arrival of Franck Tabanou, Tiendalli looks to be surplus to requirements at the Liberty Stadium.

Since joining from FC Twente in September 2012, the right-back has only made 21 Premier League starts for the Swans, and has struggled to hold down a first-team spot.

Even though nothing has yet to be confirmed, it looks as though Dwight Tiendalli’s days in a Swansea City shirt are numbered.