3 Key Positions Swansea Need to Strengthen this Summer

3 Key Positions Swansea Need to Strengthen this Summer

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As we approach the end of the Swans most successful season in the premier league, attention begins to turn to the transfer window. Speculation is always rife on which players will be coming and going out, of course. Being a club of fairly modest means, its important too focus specifically at the areas in which we need to strengthen. This current (record breaking) Swansea side is very strong in certain areas, if we were to get an injury in the midfield then we have a lot of quality options to ensure it does not effect us too much. However we are more fragile in others areas and so should be looking to use this window to fix that and ensure that we are fully prepared for our 5th Premier League season.

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  • Mike Tumulty

    Certainly need more depth at wing too. I expect Jeff to shine as a regular starter next season, but he’s been a bit injury-prone; in fact it seems to be the most injury-prone position in general.

  • TS

    I think we need to recruit 2 full backs if I’m honest, as we were struggling with even the right back position when Kyle Naughton got injured in the last 3rd of the season. I don’t think Tiendalli is anywhere near Premier League standard, not even as cover, therefore I think we need a left back and possibly a full back which can play either side. Although we haven’t seen much of him on the pitch, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Monk hold talks with Oliviera and his representatives, as he did show some signs of being a good striker when got his game time (just unfortunate to get the injury when he started scoring). Maybe another loan deal for him isn’t completely off the cards. With that, I do think we need to get another strong striker (such as a few European strikers that we have been linked with), in order not only to compete with Gomis for that role, but also to assist him when they both play or to cover him if injured / in cup matches. And yes, Tremmel hasn’t really been competing for a place in the team IMO ever since we won the League Cup, so maybe selling him, and looking for a young aspiring goalkeeper would be a the best option as back-up for Fabianski. Other than that, I think our midfield is strong enough, possibly room for another winger as back-up, but as long as Swansea don’t sell key players, and make those improvements early in the window, we shouldn’t have to do too much spending.