In Focus: Paul Clement correct to make defence Swansea priority

As reported by Spanish outlet Marca, Paul Clement is ready to make one more transfer move this January and has targeted La Liga defender Pablo Insua.

What’s the story?

In great need of defensive reinforcements this January, new Swansea boss has so far been unable to bring in a central defender, but that may change just in time before the window closes.

Marca say that the Swans are hoping to take Pablo Insua on loan, who is currently starring for Leganes in La Liga, on loan from Deportivo la Coruna.

The path to arriving in Wales isn’t so clear however, with Leganes expecting financial compensation for cutting their loan deal with the defender short. That figure is said, by Marca, to be around £850,000.

Why do Swansea need him?

The Swans’ defence is in dire shape this season and no other team in the Premier League has conceded more goals than they have. Clement’s side have conceded a massive 51 goals this season in just 22 matches, an average of 2.3 per game.

Starting a game with a two goal deficit as a rule is obviously not ideal and bringing a central defender at least gives fans hope that things could improve.

Insua is a former Spanish youth international and has made over 100 appearances for Deportivo la Coruna and Leganes since 2012. At just 23 he has a bright future and if he comes to Swansea and impresses, there’s scope to make the loan move permanent according to Marca.

 


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