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Swansea City defender Federico Fernandez waiting for the right option despite Krasnodar interest

Swansea City defender Federico Fernandez is waiting for offers from other clubs despite interest from Russian club Krasnodar.

Fernandez is seeking a route away from the Liberty Stadium as he plots his way back into the Argentina national team.

The 29-year-old is one of the many high-profile Swansea City players who are expected to depart this summer following the club’s relegation to the Championship.

Russian club Krasnodar have already expressed their interest in Fernandez and the player is aware that they are “very interested” in acquiring his services.

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Speaking to BBC following the Swans’ 2-1 pre-season win over Yeovil Town, Fernandez admitted: “They are a club who are very interested in me.

“But I need to wait for other options as well. I think it is early and I need to wait a couple of weeks to see what happens.”

The defender is keen to depart South Wales this summer, but he is wants to fulfil his contract with Swansea City in the meantime, remaining professional and he is not allowing interest from elsewhere to affect his pre-season preparations.

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He’s also staying patient to ensure he chooses the right option, one that will give him the best chance of getting back into the Argentina national team. Fernandez wasn’t part of Jorge Sampaoli’s World Cup squad this summer.

“Of course, I have a contract with Swansea. I am here working hard,” added Fernandez. “But really I want to try, if a club is interested in me, to play at another level.

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“The chairman said I had worked very hard for the last four years for the club and so they do not put any problems to me.

“We are waiting for the best solution for me and the club. If clubs come in we will analyse it together and decide.”

Fernandez joined Swansea City in 2014 from Napoli in a deal worth around €10 million and he’s gone on to make 117 league appearances during his time in SA1.

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