Swansea City

Swansea City

Player News - Swansea City

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Swansea City spoil Manchester United's home opener with a 1-2 win over the Red Devils, led by a goal and an assist from Gylfi Sigurdsson.

They say you can never go home again, but don't tell Sigurdsson that. After making a huge splash in his initial go around with the Swans, Siggy picked up right where he left off, excelling in his central attacking role. He was given too much room to operate by the United defense, and he made the hosts pay. He cued up a wide open Ki Sung-Yueng for the opening goal in the first half, then scored himself a game-winner in the second half after United had leveled things. This opening fixture kept many a fantasy manager away from considering Swansea players, but starting Week 2 they have some very attractive opponents and managers should now have plenty of reason and confidence to invest in them.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 16 - 9:48 AM

Pablo Hernandez is the latest Swansea City man to leave the Liberty Stadium and join the Qatari Starts League as he signs for Al-Arabi.

Chico Flores and Michael Laudrup have already reunited with another club in the same league, Lekhwiya, who were the champions of the Qatari Stars League last season. Hernandez had fallen out of favor under Garry Monk and a move in the summer window was always in the cards.
Aug 14 - 8:05 PM

Garry Monk will have a couple of extra weapons out wide available to him as Swansea City prepare for the unenviable task of opening their season at Old Trafford.

Both Nathan Dyer, who has generally been a regular, and Wayne Routledge are ready to go this Saturday, though from a fantasy perspective there is not much optimism in using either for Week 1. Outside of Wilfried Bony, who is capable of scoring anywhere, and Gylfi Sigursson, who looks to recreate the magic he displayed in his first go around with the Swans, there is no one else that comes close to appearing on our radars until at least Week 2 when they host Burnley.

Garry Monk shuffled his formation to hand Wilfried Bony and Bafetimi Gomis each a start up top, but the results were less than desirable as Swansea fall to Villareal 0-3.

Monk stated recently that he expects Gylfi Sigurdsson to be able to play anywhere, rather than the Icelander's preference of occupying the middle, and today he put that statement into motion by positioning Sigurdsson out wide and using two strikers. The plan did not work. What's more, the defense looked shoddy. With the window open a few more weeks, one wonders if Swansea would be better off cashing in on Bony now, sticking to a lone striker, and using the funds from Bony's sale to bolster other areas.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 9 - 2:13 PM

Swansea center back Chico Flores has completed a move to rejoin former manager Michael Laudrup at Lekhwiya in Qatar.

The departure of Chico, who started 30 league matches last season, leaves the Swans a bit thin at center back. Ashley Williams will start at one of the two spots but the current roster only offers Jordi Amat and Kyle Bartley as obvious replacements to partner Williams. Not a great situation for a relatively new manager to be in coming off of a very disappointing season. Presumably the Swans will be in the market for a starting center back over the next few weeks.
Source: Twitter.com
Aug 9 - 12:44 PM

Garry Monk stated that Gylfi Sigurdsson must prepare to play anywhere needed if he is to be a "proper player" for Swansea City.

Sigurdsson has let it be known before that he prefers the #10 role and that he is best playing down the middle. His performance history would back up that claim. Monk has two quality strikers that he may want to use on the pitch together and is letting Siggy know that he may be required to lend his services on the flank from time to time. Naturally, you want Siggy for fantasy if he is playing in the hole. With the season opener at Old Trafford, a wait and see approach on Monk's formation plans may be the best advice.
Aug 8 - 11:49 AM

Both Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton and forward/winger Marvin Emnes are struggling with knee injuries that have ruled them out for the Swans Premier League opener against Manchester United.

Britton's specific injury is a bone bruise to the knee while Emnes is dealing with a cartilage issue. Britton was most likely to play a part in the season opener with Emnes destined for a bench role at best would he be available. Neither are fantasy options nor does their absence create any.
Jul 27 - 5:48 PM

Swansea City have signed winger Jefferson Montero to a four year contract after a transfer was agreed with Mexican club Morelia.

The Ecuadorian international, who started all three of their World Cup games, can play on either side of the wing and looks to be a replacement for the soon to be departing Pablo Hernandez. While held without a goal in the Cup, he has netted 8 timed for his country in 43 caps. He projects to be a regular sooner rather than later, so keep an eye on his price tag.
Source: Guardian
Jul 24 - 2:42 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson has completed his move to Swansea from Tottenham.

Sigurdsson spent the 2011/12 season on loan at Swansea from Hoffenheim and had an extremely successful spell, scoring seven goals, but the resulting move to Spurs never really worked out. He returns to the Liberty Stadium on a permanent basis as part of the deal that saw Ben Davies and Michel Vorm move in the opposite direction. The move makes sense for both the clubs and the player, and would also be good news for fantasy managers, with Sigurdsson likely to be handed a first team role and set piece duty under Garry Monk's stewardship.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 24 - 4:25 AM

Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has flown back from the club's pre-season training camp in Seattle ahead of a potential move to Swansea.

So after a week of rumours linking Sigurdsson to Crystal Palace after a fee was agreed, it appears the midfielder is returning to his former club Swansea. The 24-year-old is set to have a medical on Tuesday as part of a straight swap for Swansea's Wales full-back Ben Davies. The move makes sense for both the clubs and the player, and would also be good news for fantasy managers, with Sigurdsson likely to be handed a first team role and set piece duty if the transfer goes through.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 22 - 5:00 AM

Crystal Palace have agreed a fee for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, Sky sources understand.

Despite some good goals Sigurdsson has never settled at Spurs, finding the bloated midfield options difficult to navigate to allow him his fair share of first team football, and rumours of a move have grown stronger over the past 6 months. A return to former club Swansea had been suggested, but Sky Sports are reporting that Palace have agreed a fee of around £8million for the player and it would be a great coup for Tony Pulis. It would also be good news for fantasy managers, with Sigurdsson likely to be handed a first team role and set piece duty if the transfer goes through.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 18 - 6:24 AM

Aurelio DeLaurentiis, President of Napoli, has Tweeted out his official welcome to Michu who arrives in Italy after two uneven years at Swansea City.

The Spanish attacking midfielder's first season was hailed as one of the best bang-for-the-buck seasons in recent Premier League memory as the Swans got 18 goals in 35 PL appearances for a negligible transfer fee. Things went in the opposite direction last season as injury wrecked his sophomore season for the Swans and limited him to 2 goals in 17 appearances. The deal is reportedly an initial loan with an £8million payment in a year. Not ideal, but given how little he produced last season both clubs were always going to have to take some risk if a move were going to happen.
Source: Twitter.com
Jul 17 - 12:07 PM

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has confirmed midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson's return to the club was discussed as part of a deal that could see defender Ben Davies go to Tottenham Hotspur.

Despite some good goals Sigurdsson has never settled at Spurs, finding the bloated midfield options difficult to navigate to allow him his fair share of first team football, and rumours of a move have grown stronger over the past 6 months. One would expect him to welcome a move back to Swansea - where he played the best football of his career - and this could help Spurs seal a deal for Ben Davies, who is reportedly Mauricio Pochettino's first choice to fill the left-back spot for the new season. However, a deal still sounds some way away, with swap deals notoriously complicated and with both clubs still haggling over the value of both players.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 10 - 11:57 AM

Club captain Ashley Williams has signed a new contract that will see him stay with Swansea City for another four years.

Williams has been a solid center back for the Welsh side, playing a major role in their promotion a few years back. He is the captain of the Wales national team as well, so it only makes sense that he would be happy to stay at Liberty Stadium. Rumors spoke of interest from Sunderland and Arsenal but Swansea is just the right fit and this deal will see his tenure with the club reach a full decade by contract's end.
Source: The Guardian
Jul 4 - 9:45 AM

Swansea City have signed French international striker Bafetimi Gomis to a four year contract.

Gomis can offer a viable replacement for Wilfried Bony should Bony move on to a bigger club. He is a few years older than Bony but still in his 20s so he is still in his prime. He arrives from Lyon where he scored 62 goals in 172 appearances over the course of five seasons, good for roughly 12 goals a season. While that kind of production may not live up to what Bony would offer, if Michu can have a bounce back season, the Swans may be a solid mid table side again.
Jun 28 - 10:52 AM


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