It looks pretty fair to say that Jamie Paterson has played his last game for Swansea City as the fall out of the contract row continues this week with the Swans second highest goal scorer this season now training with the Under-23s with Championship clubs ready to make a move.
It is a pretty incredible ten day fall from grace for Pato who was confirmed as having triggered his contract extension early just ten days ago before refusing to play last weekend due to being in the ‘wrong frame of mind.’
Minor details have emerged from that particular fall out with the problem seemingly the contract extension which can only be money related and you wonder just who is advising a player who had relatively high stock to be making these kind of decisions that he does not want to play for the club that gave him a chance last summer.
And today the fuller impact of that has been reported by Wales Online who report that he ‘is set to return to training with Swansea City’s Under-23s today’
Paterson has been absent from the training ground due to a spell out with Covid and the issues that caused him to miss the game at the weekend and his return to day sees his demotion to the Under-23s.
They also report that QPR, Blackburn and Huddersfield are all keen to take advantage of the situation and make a transfer move for him although they do add that ‘they have left the door open for him to return to the first team, although he needs to prove his desire to stay and contribute’
It is difficult to see Jamie Paterson being able to prove that desire and even if he did to club management it feels that he would have to do much more to win over the fanbase to which he showed such disrespect.
This has been a definite dark cloud over our transfer window but if this door closes then it opens for someone else and we wait to see what the next few days brings in that regard.