Swansea to boost firepower with bid for Newcastle striker

As reported by The Express, Swansea City are set to give their Premier League survival bid a boost with a move for Newcastle’s striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

What’s the word?

Swansea have only scored 20 goals in the Premier League this season and badly need some reinforcements in the January transfer window if they’re to turn things around and retain their top flight status.

The Express reports that Bob Bradley recognises the problem and is looking to spend big money to attract Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic to Wales.

Any deal involving the striker and a move to Swansea would require a fee close to £15m, according to the paper. Mitrovic is out of favour at the Magpies due to the incredible form of Dwight Gayle.

It may not be so easy to seal the deal however with Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace also interested in his signature.

What they need?

While undoubtedly a new striker could spark a revival in their attacking fortunes, it’s at the back where Swansea are really struggling right now.

The Swans have conceded a massive 37 goals in 17 Premier Leagues, an average of over 2 per game. It’s the most any team has given away and a big reason why they are second bottom in the table. Defensive priorities should be the focus in January.

Mitrovic would add a vital eye for goal though. Despite not quite enjoying life in the Championship with just 3 goals in 12 games, he netted 9 times in the Premier League last year. He also scored plenty before his move to England, scoring 44 times in 90 appearances for Anderlecht.

The reported £15m is a lot of money for a Championship striker and he’ll need to make a big impact to repay that sort of investment.