Llanelli have secured the signature of Martin Rose in order to replace Rhys Griffiths, who looks set to depart the Stebonheath Park.
Martin Rose has been signed from Port Talbot, and he will be looking to replace Rhys Griffiths, who is the second high-profile player to leave the club this summer. Captain Stuart Jones has already left the club a few weeks ago.
It seemed like a very tough summer ahead of Llanelli, but the signing of Martin Rose will certainly infuse some belief into the fans. Rhys Griffiths finished as the top scorer of the division, but the club were unable to offer him a new contracts due to financial constraints.
However, they have moved in swiftly to secure the signature of another promising striker the form of Martin Rose - a graduate of the Manchester United football academy.
The former Port Talbot striker has a decent record of scoring in the Welsh Premier league. He has scored 14 goals in just 28 matches for Port Talbot, but it is unlikely to match the record by Rhys Griffiths in the last season. Rhys Griffiths has scored an impressive 25 goals in just 32 matches for Llanelli last season. His departure from the club brings an end to the four-year successful stint at the club.
"Martin is someone we've been watching for a while and I'm sure he can do a job for us. He's like a young Carlos Tevez. Things are changing. We've had to make quite substantial cuts in the budget. It's tough, but there's no point moaning, we just have to deal with it. From a financial point of view we were not able to offer Rhys the same money he's been on for the last couple of seasons so we'll have to lose him. I don't want to see our top scorer going, but that's the way it is," said Legg.