Swansea City

Swansea City

Player News - Swansea City

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Swansea City obtained the services of keeper Kristoffer Nordfelt from Heerenveen via transfer for an undisclosed fee.

Swansea released Gerhard Tremmel last month and were in need of a viable backup for Lukasz Fabianski. Nordfelt looks to be a significant upgrade from Tremmel and is much younger too. Fabianski was fantastic between the sticks last season so the idea of feeling any challenge from the new signing should be non-existent. As such, Nordfelt will not carry fantasy relevance unless Fabianski is injured.
Source: Daily Mail
Jul 5 - 9:43 PM

Swansea City have acquired left back Franck Tabanou from St Etienne via transfer at a fee of £3.5m.

Neil Taylor was seldom used two seasons ago when Ben Davies emerged at the left back position. He patiently waited for his chance to reclaim his spot and did so last season with a performance good enough to give him a new contract. That didn't stop the Swans from bringing in competition though, as Tabanou was very good at St. Etienne and is entering his prime years. It would take a combination of a brilliant preseason by Tabanou and a nightmare preseason by Taylor for the new signing to grab the job from Week 1, but the Frenchman projects to unseat the incumbent at some point in the season.
Source: The Guardian
Jul 5 - 9:25 PM

Swansea City looks to have made another great addition to their side by acquiring Andre Ayew via transfer from Marseille.

The Swans were able to obtain a very talented wide attacking talent in Ayew without coughing up any transfer fee. The Ghana man prefers a left side wing position but has experience playing centrally and as a striker. Should he lay claim to the left side, it would be a threat to minutes for Jefferson Montero but that is a good problem to have. He scored 52 goals in 181 appearances for OM and instantly becomes fantasy relevant entering the new season.
Source: The Guardian
Jul 5 - 8:23 PM

Michu's career continues on it's downward spiral as Portuguese forward Eder joins Swansea from Sporting Braga on a £5million transfer fee.

With Wilfried Bony never really replaced, Eder arrives from Portugal in hopes of boosting the Swans attack. The linked story indicates that Gary Monk intends to start both Eder and Bafetimbi Gomis together with Andre Ayew supporting but that would be a departure for Swansea if true. When both Bony and Gomis were available early last season Monk tended to play Bony as a lone striker with five midfielders supporting him. Be cautious in your evaluations of Eder as he enters the league.
Jul 1 - 4:58 PM

Wales Online have suggested that Portuguese striker Eder has completed an $8 million move to the Liberty on a 3 year deal although there has been no official confirmation from Swansea.

Swansea look to have nipped in and stolen a march on fellow BPL sides Southampton and AFC Bournemouth who were also said to be keen on the attacker. Garry Monk wasted no time in targeting the Portugal international to boost his striking options by making Eder his fourth signing of the summer. Having sold Wilfried Bony in January Swansea were left with only Bafetimbi Gomis as the lone front player for the remainder of the campaign after Nelson Oliveira picked up an ankle ligament injury in early May. Eder joins new recruits – Andre Ayew, Franck Tabanou and Swedish international goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt but the Jacks transfer business has not be concluded just yet.
Source: Wales Online
Jun 27 - 9:15 AM

Swansea City have signed goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt to a three year contract after agreeing to a transfer with Eredivisie side Heerenveen for an undisclosed fee.

Having let Gerhard Tremmel go at the beginning of the offseason, the Swans were in the market for a new backup to Lukasz Fabianksi and they found their man in the 26-year-old Swede, who has five caps for his country. He was statistically one of the better keepers in the Eredivisie last season and should provide more upside if Fabianksi has to miss any time than Tremmel could. The Swans now have three signings already this summer and it is not even July 1.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 23 - 11:06 AM

Swansea City have officially signed Franck Tabanou from St. Etienne on a transfer that came with a fee around £3.5m.

Tabanou plays on the left, with experience as a full back and midfielder. It would stand to reason that Garry Monk views his new toy as a left back, and immediately creates a position battle between Tabanou and incumbent Neil Taylor. Taylor saw his position taken over by Ben Davies two seasons ago before reclaiming it last year, but even with a freshly renewed contract, the Swans apparently want to have two viable options. This may be a situation that does not clear itself up by Week 1, making both risky fantasy investments until we know who Monk prefers.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 19 - 10:48 AM

Swansea City made their first major move of the summer, acquiring winger Andre Ayew from Olympic Marseille on a free transfer.

After making one smart deal after another to improve the club last season, Swansea have picked up right where they left off in January's window. Ayew is an experienced winger but still relatively young at 25 years of age. He has 62 caps for Ghana to go along with his Ligue 1 experience, where he most recently tallied 10 goals in 29 appearances for OM. He should immediately challenge for a place in the regular XI and could increase the appeal of players around him. Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer appear to be dropping down the depth charts.
Jun 10 - 2:45 PM

Swansea City were quite successful in shopping for new players last season, with Kyle Naughton being another shining example.

Purchased from Tottenham in the January window, Naughton immediately established himself as first choice right back, wrangling the job away from veteran Angel Rangel, and was part of a great run of team defense before an ankle injury saw him miss all but the final game of the season. He projects to keep his place entering next year and with a generally sound defensive philosophy, he should be an excellent fantasy pick in plus matchups.
Source: Who Scored
Jun 10 - 10:43 AM

Nathan Dyer saw a drop in production from his previous season and it resulted in having his minutes scaled back.

Actually, Dyer played just over 100 minutes more over the course of the 2014/2015 season that he did the previous year, but it took a season-ending injury to Wayne Routledge to allow Dyer to catch back up. He registered only three goals this season, half of what he totaled the year before. Now entering his late 20's, next season will decide if his down year was a blip or if he is beginning a steady decline. He is a popular figure for the club, having been with them since their Championship days. He will likely be given every chance to re-establish himself.
Source: Who Scored
Jun 10 - 10:33 AM

Holding midfielders generally do not make good fantasy assets but Jack Cork proved last season that he is one of the better ones.

To add to the four goals he scored, a nice total for the position he plays, Cork was good for a couple intercepted passes per match, as well as contributing with winning fouls and winning tackles. He seemed to fit in with Swansea immediately after moving over from Southampton in January and figures to be a regular in Garry Monk's XI next season. He will likely never become a premium fantasy player, but for those needing to fill out their Week 1 rosters with a cheap 5th midfielder, you could do a lot worse.
Source: Who Scored
Jun 10 - 10:22 AM

Jefferson Montero missed a large portion of his first year at Swansea City, but he was very influential in his time on the pitch, especially in the season's final stretch.

Montero would make 15 top flight appearances for the Swans and racked up an impressive 7 assists along the way. Compare that to teammate Gylfi Sigurdsson who was healthy virtually the entire season and totaled ten assists, good enough for third best in the league. While Montero only had a single goal to go along with it, that assist rate makes him a fantasy asset who is likely to go undervalued in leagues this August. If his hamstring does not fail him as often next season, double digits assists seems a legit goal for him.
Source: Who Scored
Jun 10 - 10:13 AM

Swansea City have released defender Alan Tate and goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel

Tate was instrumental in defense for the Swans during their rise through the divisions and helping them reach the top flight. Once in the PL though, his minutes were drastically reduced by premium center backs being brought in as upgrades and Tate spent the past few seasons being loaned out to various other clubs. Considering the partnership he once had with Garry Monk on the pitch, it would be no surprise to see Tate eventually return to Liberty Stadium in some capacity. Tremmel was brought in a few years back as a backup to Michel Vorm and Lukasz Fabianski. Getting up in years and unimpressive in his sporadic starts, the Swans have decided to cut ties and will likely look this summer for someone else to fill the role.
Source: Sky Sports
May 29 - 9:59 AM

Swansea City is rumored to be pursuing Saint-Etienne Franck Tabanou, with a transfer fee reported to be in the neighborhood of £3.5m.

Tabanou is hitting his prime at the age of 26 and would immediately challenge for playing time if brought to Liberty Stadium. He plays on the left, with experience both in defense and midfield, sometimes splitting the difference as a wing back. His goal rate would lead you to believe he is wanted more as a defender, which would immediately threaten Neil Taylor, who is the current left back of choice.
Source: Sky Sports
May 29 - 9:30 AM

Kyle Naughton returned from injury in time to start the final game of the season for Swansea City, but the result was not as hoped as they fell to Crystal Palace, 1-0.

While Naughton's return was a pleasant surprise, Swansea were hampered by the absence of three key players in their midfield: Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jonj Shelvey and Ki Sung-Yueng, all instrumental in one game or another throughout the season, did not make the squad. Hence, while they did well to play an even possession battle with Palace, their chances in the final third lacked that creativity or extra pass that could provide a better shot at beating the Eagles keeper. Though the Swans drop their final two games, the first season under former player/now manager Garry Monk has to be viewed as a solid one.
Source: NBC Sports
May 24 - 12:39 PM



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