Date: 8th June 2015 at 8:52pm
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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.

 
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3 Replies to “Chelsea Striker Remy Unlikely To Be A Target For Swansea?”

  • No, Remy does not sound like our sort of player and may even cause problems in the dressing room…high wages etc. Let’s stay within our budget and look for genuine players who will work hard for the club and gel with the squad.

  • I agree, I instantly thought “no chance” as soon as I saw his name crop up. He could join another top 4 or equivalent side, he won’t even consider us, it’s just a pointless link. Also a good point Phil about the dressing room, it’s why we don’t sign these types of players. Like the article says, need a bit of realism sometimes with transfer stories and this Remy one just isn’t going to happen, and I’ll be shocked for days if it did! I don’t know if I’d want it to happen though, because of the high wages he’d demand, the effect in the dressing room etc.

  • Swans are looking at free agent and other players that aren’t likely to cost much more than £5m or so. They probably feel they can get better value elsewhere in Europe and the wage demands is an instant turn off.

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