Premier League side Swansea City want to offload forward Marvin Emnes to Championship side Blackburn Rovers, according to the South Wales Evening Post.

Emnes’ contract with Swansea expires in the summer and the Welsh side want to offload him to Blackburn now rather than lose him for nothing this summer.

Rovers boss Owen Coyle is very keen on signing Emnes permanently, recently saying “I would love Marvin Emnes here permanently. He really enjoys it here, he likes the football club and the fans have been very good to him and he enjoys playing for Blackburn Rovers.

“So we’ve certainly had dialogue between Marvin and myself, now there’s another couple of parties involved in terms of Marvin’s representatives and Swansea his parent club.

Coyle did however hint that there may be problems with Emnes’ wages, with Blackburn not currently paying the full amount.

“Swansea really helped us out with the deal we did in bringing Marvin in for a lot less than what he actually earns. So he’s one that we’d love to keep here permanently and we’ll continue that dialogue and see where we’ll get to.”

Emnes first arrived in England with Middlesbrough in 2008 and went on to make 161 appearances for the club, scoring 31 goals.  The forward was loaned to Swansea twice before signing for the club permanently in July 2014.

Blackburn signed the forward on loan at the start of the season but the deal expires soon and Emnes was denied permission by Swansea to play in Rovers’ FA Cup win against QPR.

Most Blackburn fans will be wanting Emnes to stay at the club, as he has looked like one of the club’s better players this season.  With a fight ahead to stay in the division, Emnes signing could provide a welcome boost.


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