The Daily Swan – 5th July

Strikers confirmed

Hurrah! The day is finally here. A happy St. Abraham’s day to you and your wife.

Finally, Swansea today confirmed the loan signing of Tammy Abraham for the next season. This is a really exciting capture for the Swans, and providing we can find the right role for Abraham, he could be a real asset. Hopefully he will be paired up with Fernando Llorente, as opposed to playing second fiddle to the Spaniard. Based on the final stages of last season, Tammy could play in a similar role to Jordan Ayew. With Llorente offering a target for longer balls, the young striker will be a willing runner.

With one transfer in being confirmed, the club later announced that Borja had officially joined Malaga on season-long loan. As I noted in Monday’s blog, this move is an opportunity for Borja to regain the form that attracted us into signing him. He can either come back to the club re-ignited and fighting for a first-team spot, or he will attract a substantial offer from another club.

One striker in, one striker out. This is a solid start to transfer proceedings, more of the same please, everybody.

Naughton signs on

In the dark depths of the Bob Bradley era (can you call it an era, given how short and unsuccessful it was?), you’d have been hard pressed to find someone willing to back Kyle Naughton as a nailed-on choice for right-back. Angel Rangel was challenging him for the first-team spot, and he struggled to find form in an ever-changing back four. Since January, however, Naughton has benefitted from the consistency of selection under Clement, and has become a reliable option.

Signing Kyle up for a new contract ties him down should he continue a good run of form, or adds to his transfer value should he move on in coming seasons. While Angel Rangel is coming to the end of his playing career, Naughton will be able to challenge any new arrival for a first-team place.

Right-back should still be a priority signing this summer in case of injuries, but Naughton is well-placed to contribute further to the success of Swansea City.

Mesa confirmed tomorrow?

We already had the confirmation of one long-running transfer today with Tammy Abraham, and there is a real chance that we could see the official announcement of another tomorrow or in the next few days.

Las Palmas president Toni Cruz told reporters today that a deal had been agreed for Mesa to join Swansea, and that he expected it to be made official in the next couple of days.

I for one was excited when I asked Twitter to translate a tweet from Spanish to English, and discovered this news. I’m sure I wasn’t alone, and all this good news is starting to worry me, what’s coming that will shatter my dreams?


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