Swansea City have agreed a fee for Kristoffer Peterson, making the Swedish winger the third summer signing at the Liberty. But what can Swansea fans expect from the man who will effectively replace Daniel James?
Article by Nathan Lewis
Peterson scored 12 goals for Heracles Almelo in the Eredivisie last season, and having signed for just £500k upfront, there is very little risk in the deal. If he can recreate his sparkling form, he will go a long way towards transforming Swansea’s attacking play.
@Swedestats on Twitter, something of a reliable source for Swansea fans in recent years, describes Peterson as a ‘great buy for Swansea’ and a player ‘who goes straight at the defence. Given the recent departure of Daniel James, he sounds like a welcome addition.
The price tag is said to be around €1 million. That's a steal for a player who had 12 goals and 6 assists in Holland.
— ???????? (@SwedeStats) July 31, 2019
Steve Cooper presumably knows Peterson well, given they worked together at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers. One of the big attractions of Cooper as manager is his extensive network of contacts, and it is good to see an addition that the manager knows well already. It takes out a lot of the guesswork out of what might originally seem like a transfer out of left field.
This summer has seen a new approach in the transfer window for Swansea. Free agents, loans and small fees for developing players will be the hallmark of the next few windows, and in Kristoffer Peterson, Swansea seem to have picked out an excellent addition.