Sky Sports are reporting that Premier League side West Ham United have a fee agreed for Swansea City goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski.
A move to the Hammers has been expected now for a week or two with speculation building up, but it’s expected that his £7m transfer to the London-club will be confirmed within the next 24 hours.
Believe it or not, Fabianski couldn’t get in the World Cup starting line-up for Poland for their opening match today – a 2-1 defeat against Senegal. He told journalists out in Russia that if he leaves, which he surely will, he’ll regret that it happened after relegation:
“If I leave, I will regret that it happened at the moment when we fell from the league.
“I spent beautiful moments there. I remember that the club helped me in a bad time when I had health problems and I wasn’t really playing at Arsenal.
“I was trusted and I met many great people in the city, I have a beautiful home there, in which I raised my son. The memories will last a lifetime.”
West Ham are also believed to still be the front-runners to sign defender Alfie Mawson, but will need to improve on their £20m bid for the promising English defender.
The Swans could receive around £30m for the duo, and Jordan Ayew is also a wanted man after a £8m bid from Fulham was rejected.
Add £10m to that £30m totals up the money received to £40m, and that’s not counting Andre Ayew who is also set to decide on his future this week.
You would also expect Federico Fernandez to want a return to the Premier League this Summer, and the futures of Kyle Bartley and Oli McBurnie are also yet to be confirmed.
The Swans will surely receive a minimum of £40m in transfer fees this Summer, with that amount possibly getting close to the £50m mark.
It would be unrealistic to expect all of that to be reinvested back into the squad, as the club will need to fill the gap left behind by the reduced TV money income, as the parachute payments simply won’t make up for it.
However, considering the amount of players we’re expected to lose this Summer, committing £20-30m back into the squad – around half of the money received is a realistic amount and will be needed to rebuild the squad?