Another week, another TAWE Blog where we look back at the week’s events, but there hasn’t been much happening, other than a patient wait for the official announcement of Graham Potter’s arrival as our new manager.
Everything has been pretty much put on hold until Potter comes through the door at the Liberty Stadium as we need to finalise the futures of some our players.
Transfer Rumours Round-up
The Swans are looking to sell both Ayew brothers to reduce the wage bill. Jordan has been linked with a move to Celtic.
Roque Mesa is wanted by Sevilla, who could pay around £7m plus add-ons to make his loan move permanent, see more details via the link below:
The Latest With Graham Potter
It’s been a week or so since the Swans were given permission by Ostersunds to speak to Graham Potter about him taking over as our new manager, but we’re still all waiting for the official confirmation of his appointment.
Reports in Sweden said that Potter was set to interrupt his holiday to fly over to the city to complete the move:
With the move expected to happen over the weekend, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see that extended until early next week for a full press conference.
The one hold-up now is believed to be the compensation package that we’ll pay to his Swedish club, who will lose a manager who is under contract until 2022. Fortunately, there are no issues between Potter and the Swans, it’s just a case of agreeing a deal with Ostersunds before the 43-year-old can put pen to paper on a contract at the Liberty Stadium.
— BBC Sport Wales (@BBCSportWales) June 1, 2018
Coming soon…Pass Maps…
Here’s a quick preview of what we’re hoping to provide for every Championship game next season, ‘Passing Network Maps’. To summarise, the aim is to show each player’s average passing position, and their top 3 average pass locations (what areas of the pitch they pass to). They’ll also show the averages in the low and high phase, so passes made from their deepest average position, and their highest.
Below shows an example of our 1-0 home defeat against Southampton:
Design improvement, added labels and bigger position circles… pic.twitter.com/FcgWDbzSGK
— Vital Swansea (@VitalSwansea) June 1, 2018