A round-up of the latest transfer news and rumours – including those we think are realistic or rubbish!
A round-up of the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip, the rumours that could could possibly be true and those we can forget about.
Manager Garry Monk is still looking to bring in another 2 or 3 signings at least, a goalkeeper, a striker and possibly another midfielder.
There have been a lack of strikers linked with the Swans that we believe could be possible signings.
Chairman Huw Jenkins said a while ago that they currently weren’t looking to bring in FC Twente’s Luc Castaignos. It’s also been reported that Anderlecht’s Aleksandar Mitrovic is unlikely to happen – possibly due to him being too expensive, while the likes of Watford’s Troy Deeney and Blackburn Rovers frontman Jordan Rhodes both seem like unlikely targets. The latter two – both lacking top flight experience – would be too expensive for the Swans, when they know they could get much better value abroad.
Monk may be looking to bring in two goalkeepers this Summer. One to replace David Cornell in the under-21s and another to compete with Lucasz Fabianski for the number 1 spot.
19 year-old Barcelona goalkeeper Guillermo Lara is the latest to be linked, while Swedish shot stopper Kristoffer Nordfeldt has been mentioned again.
Initially, it was reported that Nordfeldt is debating whether to join a club where he would be second choice, but according to the BBC, Swansea City have held talks with both players.
The club has also dismissed recent speculation linking them once again with Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk.
Meanwhile, Swansea City look set to offload Michu this Summer as it obvious that his time in South Wales is coming to an end after a disappointing final 18 months.
The Spaniard enjoyed a stunning debut campaign under manager Michael Laudrup, but it was in the second season when things started to change.
His ankle injury woes began and this coupled with some rumoured persona issues and Laudrup’s sacking – led to him demanding a move. A season loan to Napoli was finally arranged, and it was also speculated that he was discussing the transfer when the Swans faced the Italian side in the Europa League shortly after Laudrup’s sacking.
The Swans wanted to sell him a year ago but had to settle for a loan. A permanent transfer for £8m was agreed if the loan proved successful, but after just 3 starts due to injuries – he was recognised as one of the biggest flops at the Serie A side, and a move was never going to happen.
Swansea may now have to settle for getting their money back on what was initially one of the best bargains ever – £3m for a striker who netted 22 goals in his first season.
Under-21s winger and top goalscorer Kenji Gorre is also being linked with moves to Sunderland and Leicester City, but it seems highly unlikely that Garry Monk and the club would sell such a promising youngster. He’s now in his final year of his contract and the Swans would be wise to offer him a new deal if they want him to stay for the foreseeable future.