The Swans have limited options up front, and at times played either Gylfi Sigurdsson or Andre Ayew as a false-9 throughout Premier League games last season.
It was Ayew who played in that role in the clubs’ 5-1 preseason victory over Bristol Rovers on the weekend, scoring in the first half, as the Italian started arguably his strongest side available. Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lukasz Fabianski and Ki Sung-Young are still away.
Speaking after the game, Guidolin admitted he was unsure if there would be a new forward coming in:
“I don’t know if we are close to signing a striker. This is a question for the chairman and the new owners.
“I speak with the chairman every week about what we need so it’s a question for him. Now is the moment to think about the team. The takeover is finished and the new owners are with us.
“I’m happy and I hope to see something in the next few weeks.”
They no longer have EURO 2016 hero Eder either. The forward left the club back in May, before scoring the winning goal in the final for Portugal in the summer competition.
The Swans kick off the new season away to recently promoted Burnley on August 13th.