The Daily Swan – 6th July

Jordi Am-out?

More news featuring a Spanish player and a loan move. Following Borja’s season-long loan to Malaga being approved on Tuesday, Wednesday saw fresh rumours of a loan move to La Liga for Jordi Amat.

With Kyle Bartley returning to the squad following his loan at Leeds, we currently have five centre-backs: Mawson, Fernandez, van der Hoorn, Amat and Bartley. While Mawson and Fernandez matured into a solid pairing, the remaining three defenders will wonder whether they have done enough to be involved in the Premier League. Amat will likely get first-team football at Real Betis, and could play his way into the side on his return from Spain.

Signing a new centre-back looks like it should be a priority, as the addition of an experienced, established defender would support the young Alfie Mawson. Mawson has become the first name on the sheet in the back four, and will likely start most games next season. Who will pair with him remain to be seen, especially if Clement brings in another centre-back.

Looking for Positivity

In the Summer transfer window, social media goes mad with all sorts of crazy rumours of transfer dealings. As a Swans fan, it is easy to worry about the possibility of losing key players. So I’ve been looking for optimistic omens.

    • Fernando Llorente tweeted a picture of himself relaxing in Mumbles with the message: “Thank you for your support everyone, I’ll fight to come back as soon as posible! I will be back stronger 💪🏻” Now, in my extremely optimistic view, that means Fernando is a man not looking to leave any time soon. You can make up your own mind.
    • The Swansea City official twitter account released an article about Alfie Mawson talking about Tammy Abraham. Would they use this article if they thought they were likely to lose Alfie? I don’t think they would.
    • The sun shined on Wednesday, so if Roque Mesa was in and around Swansea then, you can be sure he would sign his contract. Nobody turns down the Mumbles on a sunny evening!
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