Swansea City

Swansea City

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Andre Ayew scored the lone goal of the day for Swansea City, his first with his new club, as they played to a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest

Yesterday, it was Jefferson Montero who led the charge in Swansea's preseason tilt with Reading, and now the other weapon on the left side of the attack makes the headlines less than 24 hours later. With the quick turnaround, a fresh XI say the likes of Eder get a start as well as the new boys look to find some chemistry. It took some time for the two sides to feel each other out but Ayew struck in the 59th minute before Forest found an equalizer as the Swans got a bit uncharacteristically sloppy down the stretch. They have a final tuneup at the Liberty next weekend before having the daunting task of opening the season at Stamford Bridge in a fortnight.
Source: Wales Online
Jul 25 - 4:04 PM

Jefferson Montero was sharp throughout his first preseason start, setting up the lone goal for Swansea City as they drew with Reading, 1-1.

Having been out of the picture until today due to commitments in the Copa America tournament, the Ecuadorian winger made the most of his first appearance this summer. He was a threat with every touch of the ball and looked in mid-season form. He teed up Kyle Bartley for the Swansea goal and is giving Garry Monk plenty to think about with Andre Ayew now in the mix. Both options on the left look to offer more than anything on the right. Perhaps Monk can figure out a way to get them on the pitch together when the season gets rolling but it is a nice problem to have either way.
Source: Wales Online
Jul 24 - 9:13 PM

Crystal Palace are ready to launch another £10 million-plus bid, this time for Swansea center-back Ashley Williams…

It appears there is still some money burning a hole in the pocket of Palace owner Steve Parish. He has apparently sanctioned Alan Pardew’s £10m pursuit of Swansea center-back Ashley Williams. It’s an eye-brow raising move all around. Williams is Swansea’s captain and the player and club have resisted overtones from Arsenal and Manchester United in recent seasons. But now 30-years-old, the length of contract and size of fee on offer take on greater significance. And as much as the Swans boss Garry Monk would not want to lose him, a figure of £10m would be difficult to turn down.
Source: The Mirror
Jul 19 - 7:19 AM

Swansea City wrapped up the German leg of their preseason tour with a 1-2 win over 1860 Munich.

Jack Cork, who was a key figure for the Swans after being brought in midway through the season, got them up early with an 8th minute goal. Munich would level the match just past the hour mark with a penalty conversion after Ashley Williams committed a foul in the box. It would be Bafetimbi Gomis to the rescue though, with a game-winner on 73 minutes. Gomis is trying to secure the main striker role with Eder providing healthy competition.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 18 - 7:39 PM

Swansea City are reporting that midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has signed a new four year contract to stay with the Welsh club.

Shelvey, who has had moments of brilliance and moments that were anything but since arriving at the Liberty Stadium, often in the same match, has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club through at least the 2018-2019 season. A combination of having made his debut at a young age at a high profile club like Liverpool and his (lack of) hair cut may lead you to believe that Shelvey is older than his 23 years but this deal should keep the player at Swansea through the early half of his peak years as a player. This will be a great piece of business if the player realizes even most of his potential.
Source: Twitter.com
Jul 8 - 12:37 PM

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



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