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Leroy Fer | Midfielder | #8

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 174

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Leroy Fer will miss the remainder of the campaign after he was stretchered off during the first half of Saturdays 1-1 draw at Leicester.
The Swans midfielder collapsed in a heap, with no-one around him, while running with the ball at the King Power Stadium and the early signs were not good. "It looks like a serious injury at first viewing," said Carlos Carvalhal after the game. "I think it’s an Achilles problem, but we are not sure yet. We have to wait for it to settle down in the next 48 hours and then we will see." However, those concerns proved to be well-placed as a scan on Sunday morning confirmed the Dutch midfielder had ruptured his Achilles tendon and he will now undergo surgery to repair the damage. Teammate Nathan Dyer suffered a similar injury just over a year ago, a setback which ruled him out for over 7 months. Tom Carroll is expected to come into side. Feb 4 - 3:54 PM

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Swansea City manager Paul Clement is beginning to feel the heat after his side suffered a 3-1 defeat at Everton.

Swansea started brightly at Goodison Park despite losing Wilfried Bony to a hamstring injury inside five minutes. Leroy Fer opened the scoring when he prodded home Tom Carroll's corner kick after 35 minutes, but the visitors were unable to hold the early lead against an in-form Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin was there to poke home the rebound after Lukasz Fabianski denied Wayne Rooney's penalty in first-half stoppage time, while former playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson gave Everton the lead with a wonder-strike from distance after the restart. With 74 minutes on the clock, Rooney made no mistake on his second spot-kick of the night after Martin Olsson impeded Jonjoe Kenny at the edge of the area. The defeat leaves Swansea with 12 points from 18 matches and in dire need of a win against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Source: NBC Sports
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 06:58:00 PM

Leroy Fer collected his fourth goal of the season but Swansea City squandered an early lead and would eventually fall at the hands of Liverpool in a 1-2 loss.

With a game that many think would decide the fate of manager Francesco Guidolin, his players did him no favors by missing a few big chances to score and allowing a match-winner via a penalty. They took the lead early, when Leroy Fer poached a goal that started from a corner, was headed by Borja, then touched by Mike van der Hoorn before Fer cleaned up. Borja had two quality chances at headed goals on either side of Fer's goal but he was off target. The Reds then found the fluid attack they've been accustomed to in the second half and scored the go-ahead goal on the 84th minute. Still, the Swans had a chance at the last minute to equalize, but van der Hoorn scuffed a shot from point-blank range.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 09:47:00 AM

Leroy Fer scored again for Swansea City in their Week 4 draw against Chelsea.

In hindsight, Fer's goal probably should have never come to pass as the referee missed a foul he committed on Gary Cahill before getting on the scoresheet. Regardless, it is pretty clear with goals in three of Swansea's first four matches that his involvement in their attack is no fluke. The Swans are not getting much help from their wingers or striker and Gylfi Sigurdsson has the club's only other goal on the season and that came from a penalty kick. Those who own Fer in any format should be riding the hot hand and starting him until further notice. Those in FPL have reason to invest a transfer but should be wary of a tough schedule for Swans over the next several weeks.
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 04:01:00 AM

Leroy Fer scored with his single shot on target in Swanea City's loss to Leicester City.

His goal was an emphatic header off a well-struck cross from Modou Barrow. Fer's consolation goal means he now has scored two goals in his first three matches. He has been a reliable option in thus far but it's still too early in the campaign to label him a must-start in fantasy. A larger sample is needed before making him a weekly fixture in your starting XI.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 02:26:00 PM

The panic surrounding Swansea City's summer subsided for at least one day following a 1-0 away win against Burnley.

In his first match as a permanent Swansea player, Leroy Fer proved to be the difference by pouncing on a bobbled ball from Burnley keeper Tom Heaton in front of goal following a cross from second-half substitute Jefferson Montero with just eight minutes left to play in the match. Francesco Guidolin seemed to make matters more difficult for himself by excluding Gylfi Sigurdsson from the starting lineup after losing captain Ashley Williams and top scorer Andre Ayew in the past week, but Jordi Amat and Federico Fernandez led the defense to a clean sheet with Fernando Llorente up top barely missing out on his first Premier League goal.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 12:29:00 PM

Leroy Fer became Swansea City's first signing of the summer after the club made his loan from QPR into a permanent deal.

The Swans reportedly paid £4.5million to Queens Park Rangers for the midfielder who had been relegated in the two previous seasons with Norwich City and QPR before joining Swansea on loan in the winter transfer window. The 26-year-old made 11 appearances under Francesco Guidolin, whose half-term stay was also made permanent this summer. Fer's signing was quickly followed by the transfer of fellow Dutchman Mike van der Hoorn, a 23-year-old central defender from Ajax.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 05:56:00 PM

Swansea City are reportedly on the verge of striking a permanent deal with Queens Park Rangers that would see Leroy Fer staying in South Wales.

Fer came to the Swans on a loan spell back in January, and, with the pursuit of Joe Allen dying down now that Liverpool are valuing the Welsh midfielder at an even higher price based on his Euro 2016 performance, it looks as though the Jacks will be content in retaining Fer. The asking price by QPR is reported to be in the neighborhood of £4.75m. The Dutch midfielder helped Swansea creep up the table in the final months of the season after they were hovering in relegation danger when the calendar turned to 2016. Speaking of Dutchman, Ajax defender Mike van der Hoorn is said to be having a medical ahead of a move to Liberty Stadium, so that rumor which was reported here several days ago appears to be coming to fruition in the next couple of days.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 08:01:00 AM

Swansea City will be without Alberto Paloschi and Leroy Fer this weekend when they host Liverpool and the duo are a doubt to play again this season.

Both players were brought into the Welsh club during the January window, Paloschi as a transfer and Fer on a loan deal, and neither could really help turn things around for the Swans. Since arriving in time for Wewk 24, Paloschi has two goals to his credit while Fer notched two assists. The Swans look safe to stay up this season but have really fallen off the cliff the past couple of weeks, losing to Newcastle and Leicester by a combined score of 7-0. Bafetimbi Gomis has a chance to lead the line again for the Jacks though Andrew Ayew could be deployed up top. Ki Sung-Yueng has been a peripheral figure the past couple of months and may get an opportunity now to see more pitch time in the midfield.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 03:10:00 PM

Swansea have moved to fill their Jonjo Shelvey-sized hole in midfield with the loan signing of Leroy Fer on loan from Queens Park Rangers.

Widely rumored to be staying in the Premier League, Dutch international Fer had to wait half a season to return to England's top flight. The move is a solid one for a club that has recently righted a ship that has been sinking for much of the season. Fer should be a solid addition who provides a box-to-box presence with slightly less outrageous talents than Shelvey but with significantly more reliability. If Fer can stay healthy and in the line-up, he is a solid fantasy addition in draft leagues as a starting-quality player.
Mon, Feb 1, 2016 06:28:00 PM

Leroy Fer's potential move to Sunderland from relegated QPR looks like it is coming closer to reality in the form of a year-long loan.

The Black Cats have a lot of work to do to avoid a fourth consecutive dramatic relegation escape. Dick Advocaat appears to be looking to a Dutch international to help bolster his midfield with Leroy Fer firmly in his sights. Fer has been relegated in consecutive seasons with Norwich and QPR but he is a quality player that fantasy managers should consider picking up on waivers if they have a need in midfield.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Dick Advocaat is on the verge of adding signings five and six to the Sunderland squad, with midfielders Yaan M’Vila and Leroy Fer poised to sign…

Sunderland are hoping to conclude deals for midfielders Yaan M’Vila and Leroy Fer this week, taking their summer signings to six. Reports in France say Ruben Kazan’s M’Vila is to undergo a medical in the next 24hrs following a bust up with the Russian club and will be available for next weekend. In addition, the Black Cats are looking to bring in QPR’s Leroy Fer on a season loan. Fer has been relegated in his last two seasons – Sunderland fans will be hoping that is not an omen – and despite paying £8m for the Dutch international a year ago, QPR are keen to cut their wage bill. That will make it two center-backs, a right-back, two midfielders and a winger added this summer. With a center-forward still on the wish-list. Exciting times at the Stadium of Light…
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 08:16:00 AM

Leroy Fer scored a great goal to give QPR a consolation win despite being already relegated.

QPR have already been relegated but they gave their fans something to cheer for as they defeated Newcastle 2-1. Leroy Fer and Matt Phillips were the heroes for QPR while Emmanuel Riviere gave Newcastle hope with his first goal of the season. Newcastle are now deeply involved in the relegation race as a Hull City win could see them relegated in the final week of the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, May 16, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Leroy Fer returned to first team action for QPR with a goal in a losing effort against Liverpool.

It may be a bittersweet return to the starting line-up for Leroy Fer. He scored but it appears all but certain that Queens Park Rangers will be relegated. Fer's performances this season when he was healthy have probably been good enough that he will find a job elsewhere in the Premier League for next season. That said, this will be his second consecutive relegation which, at some point, has to earn a player a reputation as not quite good enough regardless of how his individual efforts might appear.
Thu, May 7, 2015 10:42:00 AM

Leroy Fer scored a goal, had one disallowed and had another well-saved by Simon Mignolet but he couldn't stop QPR from dropping a 2-1 decision at Anfield.

The writing is on the wall for QPR. With Leicester City, Sunderland and Aston Villa all picking up three points in Week 35 the Rs failure to even pick up a point looks like it may doom them to relegation. With three matches to play, Chris Ramsey's men sit 7 points from safety. Probably time for Leroy Fer and Charlie Austin to start looking for new clubs for next season.
Sat, May 2, 2015 12:52:00 PM