Swansea must strengthen one-man strike force with Jermain Defoe

Graham Potter must look to strengthen his Swansea strike force in January, and Premier League legend Jermain Defoe is the perfect addition at the Liberty Stadium.

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Swansea are relying too heavily on the goals of Oli McBurnie to fire the Welsh side back into the Premier League.

The Scot is the only Swans player to have scored more than twice in the Championship so far this season, and his side have netted just 21 times in 19 games.

A lack of goal scoring alternatives has seen Swansea win just seven times and draw another five, with Potter’s men also failing to score on seven occasions.

It is not a lack of chances that is costing Swansea, but rather a lack of quality to put the ball in the back of the net. Bersant Celina leads the way for shots taken on 41, but the 22-year-old attacking midfielder has netted just twice.

Regarding shots taken inside the box, McBurnie again does not hold the club’s most, that goes to Daniel James on 25, but the 21-year-old has just the one goal to his name.

If Swansea are to challenge for promotion, Potter must sign a quality striker and that could easily be Defoe with the former Portsmouth and Tottenham forward struggling for minutes at Bournemouth.

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Why should Potter target Defoe?

So far this season, Defoe has featured for Eddie Howe four times in the league and three times in the Carabao Cup.

Defoe may have naturally lost some of his spark over the years, but the 57-cap former England ace thrives in a one big, one small strike force, which he could form at Swansea, and deserves more game time than he currently sees on the English south coast.

The 5 foot 7 striker would also bring a boost to McBurnie’s game, with the pressure of his arrival the first real competition he’d face this season.

It is unlikely that Bournemouth would ask for an excessive fee, either, with TransferMarkt valuing the out-of-favour hitman at £2.25million.

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