It is silly season and we are being linked with all kinds of players. Here is an eleven that would keep the Swans up and should all be ‘gettable’……
We aren’t going to replace Fabianski and we shouldn’t either so our goalkeeping position is sorted but the big man could bring so much to the club. Curtis must need an assistant travelling to all those loan matches alone; get Freestone in alongside him!
Ben Davies: Spurs
We missed out on bringing our Joey home which is proving a poor decision and it looks like we aren’t even looking at our Seven Sisters schooled boy. He is a cut above Martin Olsen, he has Premier League experience (and not just in getting relegated), he obviously knows the club and the area and would settle straight back into the starting eleven. He’s matured, his Argentinean manager (who I still can’t be assed to check how to spell his name) is the best coach in the league and the player who would once have lapses of poor positioning is better than the one who left. He will cost money, real money but we are told that there is money there, any 5 year old with a calculator can work out there is money there, go get him!!
Carl Jenkinson: Arsenal
By the time you read this he may well have already joined Palace or West Ham but we should be right in the mix here! He would walk straight into our starting eleven and solve our problem right back position. We should be playing the style of football that Wenger applauds and would want his players to go out on loan to. This guy is now 24, played for Arsenal since 2011 and only played 38 games; his next loan could easily become a permanent one in the Summer, he has an England cap; how ambitious are we?
Curt Zouma: Chelsea
He has been linked with a loan move to us but there doesn’t seem to be much going on but why not? He isn’t going to play much football this season at Chelsea, he isn’t going to knock Luis or Cahill out of the starting eleven when they are absolutely flying at the minute. They aren’t in Europe and so a player who has been capped by France and should be at the stage of his career where he is playing football looks likely to have a full season without a single minute in the Premier League. It would be in his interest, in Chelsea’s interest and certainly in our interest; ambition is fucking critical, let’s do it!!!
£20 million price tag put us off has it? 28 caps for France at 26, that is how much players like him cost. Whether we have looked at him as a permanent signing or as a loan deal, I don’t know but he’s worth another look. A loan would be ideal and if we can come up with a deal of x amount to loan him until then end of the season and an option to buy then lets do it.
He’d be my number one target this window. He’s put out a cry for first team football and he’d fit right in with how we like to play. He’s disciplined and clever in that defensive midfield role, Claud Makelele would love to have him in training and he’d help cushion our poor back 4. AT 30, he still has three or four years at the top left in him, if he costs £10 million then he’s a bargain. He’s Brazilian for fuck sake, he can play football and is exactly what we need right now and I see no reasons why we can’t sign him.
Fabian Delph: Citeh
An energetic midfielder who just can’t get a game at Citeh and is never going to. He’s a very good ‘lower’ Premier League player, he chips in with some goals and is a real box to box player. He also likes to play football, picks out a pass and is a far more disciplined and level headed (even if less capable of the spectacular) version of Jonjo. Would he be available on loan? Probably not, could we sign him? Possibly.
Cheick Tiote: Newcastle
Wildcard this one. The guy cannot get a game in the Championship with Newcastle and is eyeing up a big money move to China BUT it was only a couple of seasons ago that the likes of Arsenal were closing in on him and the guy can play. He’s 31, there must be a reason why he’s sulking in the North East but with these types of players you often find that they give you a golden few months and then become assholes; we just need the golden few months. Would cost bugger all, short term deal??
Ashley Young: United
He’s never been good enough to play for Man United in my opinion; we aren’t Man United! He’s 31 so he is still very capable of playing at the top of his game, he works hard, is capable of cutting in and scoring goals and also getting wide and creating them. I have been a big fan of Routledge over the last few seasons but I do feel that we should be getting more goals from our wingers and this guy will chip in with more. He’s not playing football, a loan until end of season? Buy him; why not?
Demba Ba: Shanghai
Remember this guy? Bags of Premier League experience and itching to get back into European football and still only 31. He has scored goals everywhere he’s been and always will. He isn’t really a typical Swans player but would be an ideal like-for-like replacement for Llorente should he leave. Currently out in China but his contract is up soon and he has signalled that he won’t be signing another one. Deals can be made; he could be a great short-term option to grab some much needed goals.
If Lucas is my number one target then Bony has to be number 2. Supposedly he wasn’t that keen on a move here in the summer but things change. He’s on loan with Stoke and so a deal would need to be done with them AND Man City which could prove difficult but we know he’s worth it. He isn’t getting into the Stoke side and it looks like they would be quite happy to allow him to move on, his value is dropping by the month while at Stoke and so Citeh would like him to move on and so there must be a possibility that something can be worked out (especially when Citeh still owe us money for him). Go get!