Swansea’s season has been so very un-Swansea. Goals have been hard to come by and there has been a feeling of chaos around the club at times, with the departure of Garry Monk epitomising this.
Alan Curtis was messed around, seemingly, by his seniors at the club, and the Swans are showing all the elements of being a side slipping towards a relegation battle that they don’t necessarily have the experience or heart for. Fortuitously, it looks as though the team will play their way out of trouble and seeing as they have a squad with this amount of quality, relegation would have been utterly criminal – also see Newcastle.
Since the sale of Wilfried Bony, it has been hard for the Swans to regularly find the net and Alberto Paloschi has been brought in as a potential solution to this problem. Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis are in dire need of support in the final third and the Swans’ fans will hope this man can provide that.
Here is all you need to know about Swansea’s new man..
Paloschi has been moved around a far bit by his various different clubs during his time in Italy.
Beginning at AC Milan, he has spent spells at Parma and Chievo with various co-ownership deals meaning he has often not has much stability or any idea of the club he will be playing for in the next campaign.
Paloschi has a tendency to blow a bit hot and cold.
The type of player who will have a purple patch and go quiet, Paloschi is a match-winner on his day, but has had barren periods.
Despite having represented Italy at various youth levels, the ex-Chievo man is yet to make the step up and represent the Italian senior side.
During his time at AC Milan, Paloschi featured along side some of the greats in Andrea Pirlo and Cafu.
Obviously it’s not quite the same featuring with Leon Britton et al, but he may help to boost the quality.
As it often is with January deals, it was the length of Paloschi’s contract that pushed the price up so significantly, but the fee is considerably higher than many experts would believe is good value.