Swansea City have apparently ‘joined the race’ to sign Chelsea striker Loic Remy, but I can’t imagine us going for such a player
Swansea City have apparently ‘joined the race’ to sign Chelsea striker Loic Remy, but I can’t imagine us going for such a player.
Firstly, it’s tabloid newspaper the Daily Mirror who appear to be the only news source independently reporting the link, and secondly – he just doesn’t appear to be the type of player that Swansea City goes for.
Firstly, he’ll be expensive, very expensive, and will want wages that likely no other player has ever earned at Swansea City – more than former striker Wilfried Bony and forward Bafetimbi Gomis.
The bid itself will have to be at least an eight-figure sum, the wage demands could exceed £70,000 too and this is not the sort of market that Swansea City shop in.
I hope I’m wrong of course, but this sounds like one of those silly stories that you always get in the Summer. It’s not as bad as our link with Xavi though!
Loic Remy would be an incredible signing – there’s no doubting that. His pace would be perfect alongside Gomis in the 4-4-2 diamond system and it would give Monk’s side a huge chance of at least matching last season’s 8th position finish next year.
But I feel that sometimes there needs to be a bit of realism when certain players are linked. A lot of tabloids either don’t bother to consider how likely a move would be, or it’s simply the player’s agent trying to attract more interest in their client.
Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic looks like a more realistic forward target for the Swans, but he could still cost around £15m and has been previously linked with Arsenal.