Swansea owners: ‘We’ve made mistakes. But it’s unfair to say we haven’t invested’

Swansea owners: ‘We’ve made mistakes. But it’s unfair to say we haven’t invested’

09-Feb-2018 15:00:11 | The Guardian

In a rare interview, Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien talk about the criticism they have faced, how they were delighted to be proved wrong on Alfie Mawson and the club’s future

Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien are at the other end of a transatlantic line, extolling the impact of Carlos Carvalhal, acknowledging mistakes in the summer transfer window, dismissing concerns about asset-stripping, vowing to improve recruitment and singing the praises of Mike van der Hoorn, yet there is one point in particular that Swansea’s majority shareholders are keen to get across.

“We can be criticised,” Kaplan says. “We’ve made some poor transfer decisions, no doubt. Nobody gets it right all the time. Our record has been mixed and this past summer wasn’t very good. That’s fair criticism. What’s unfair criticism is to say that we haven’t invested everything that the club has generated, and then some, to try to improve the team.”

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