Opinion: Swansea City should join the race for Aleksandar Prijovic

Swansea City boss Graham Potter should target a move for the in-demand PAOK striker Aleksandar Prijovic in order to add to his attacking options in the January transfer window.

What’s the situation?

According to a recent report from TEAMtalk, Burnley, Southampton, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and West Brom are all interested in the Serbian international as he has a release clause in his current contract.

However, Potter should also look to join the race for the 6ft 3in target man, who is valued at just £5.4m by Transfermarkt.

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PAOK are flying in the Greek Superleague this season and currently sit at the top of the table with 12 wins and one draw from their first 13 matches. They have certainly been helped by their 28-year-old striker’s goals too, as Prijovic has netted eight in 12 league appearances.

Bony replacement

The prolific front man would be an ideal alternative to Oliver McBurnie up front when Graham Potter wants his side to play a more direct approach, and his wages would certainly be less than Wilfried Bony’s, with the Ivory Coast international potentially being sold if Prijovic came in.

The Swans are currently 12th in the Championship table during Potter’s first season in charge at the Liberty Stadium, and the new boss has tended to prioritise youth so far.

The 6ft 3in Prijovic wouldn’t fit with this approach but his experience could be invaluable to a push for the play-off spots. The Serbian international has had a journeyman career so far after coming through the ranks at Parma, and he does have experience of English football having spent loan spells with Yeovil and Northampton while being under contract at Derby, although he never managed a competitive appearance for the Rams.

So, Swansea fans, would you be keen to see Potter make a move for Prijovic in January? Have your say by voting in the poll below.