Italian side Atalanta are closing in on the signing of striker Alberto Paloschi, as Swansea City look set to make another loss
Italian side Atalanta are closing in on the signing of striker Alberto Paloschi, as Swansea City look set to make another loss.
According to Italian sources, the two clubs are ‘exchanging documents’ and the deal is expected to completed by the end of the week.
It’s believed that the Swans will lose around £3m on the £8m they Chievo for Paloschi, but could make up £1m of that via potential bonuses.
It’s a strange situation involving Paloschi and his very likely sale just 6 months after joining. You have to wonder what the thought process is in selling a player so soon after buying him, and at a loss. Eder has also left the club this Summer, joining French side Lille after a successful loan move last season. That was another loss, at around £1m.
With Gomis likely to be the only recognised striker at the club next week, at least two strikers should now be a priority in this Summer’s transfer window.
Meanwhile, Swansea fans will also be frustrated to see that a return for Wilfried Bony looks unlikely. The Evening Post say that the club aren’t convinced that he’ll rediscover his form at the Liberty Stadium following a disappointing spell at Manchester City, and his high wages would also be a big problem.
The American’s investment in the club was confirmed recently, and shortly afterwards it was reported in the local press that strengthening the squad was the ‘priority’. Well – they need to prove their ambition and that ‘priority’ by getting in some quality signings, otherwise Francesco Guidolin will have his work cut out in avoiding another long, struggling season next year.
There’s plenty of time yet, but the Italian will surely want his squad finalised well in advance of the season opener at Burnley on August 13th.