Opinion: Swansea should sign Miguel Veloso to offer much-needed midfield cover

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Swansea City boss Graham Potter should sign free-agent Miguel Veloso to provide much-needed cover for his injury hit squad.

What’s the situation?

Swansea picked up just two points from their three games in the Championship last week, but considering the standard of the opposition, just one goal conceded represents a decent return for Potter’s side.

The Swans now sit in 14th place in England’s second tier after their relegation last season as the former Ostersunds boss goes about his rebuild after much of the old guard were shipped out during the summer.

Recently though, injuries have hit his squad and Potter has been starting full-back Kyle Naughton in central-midfield. The Swans’ most notable absentee is club captain Leroy Fer, who has the ability to control games at this level and is a big miss as he struggles with a groin problem.

Experienced cover

Veloso then would be an excellent immediate signing for Potter. The 32-year-old is a former Portugal international with 56 caps for his country and is extremely experienced, but remarkably he is still available on a free transfer after leaving Italian side Genoa in the summer.

Veloso’s previous clubs include Dynamo Kiev and Sporting Lisbon, so he is used to playing at the top level of European football and his experience and ability would benefit the Swansea midfield.

Signing the defensive midfielder would be a coup for Swansea and would certainly help them push for the playoff places in their search for promotion back to the Premier League.

So, Swansea fans, would you like to see Veloso at the Liberty Stadium? Have your say by voting in our poll below.