Swansea City are looking to improve their defence with Argentinian World Cup player, Federico Fernandez. The Swans are reportedly prepared to spend £8 million on securing the 25-year-old’s signature, according to The Mirror.
The Argentinian international featured in 26 games for Napoli in Serie A last season and it now looks as though he may be ready for a move to the Premier League to help improve Garry Monk’s side’s defence.
It is a promising prospect for the Swans fans when a World Cup player could be coming to salvage what was a leaky defence last season. Although they didn’t concede a massive number of goals (54), there is definitely room for improvement from the 18 league games they came away from in defeat.
It looks as though club captain, Ashley Williams, could have a new partner beside him in the Swansea defence with either Chico Flores or Dwight Tiendalli being moved aside to accommodate the incoming World Cup player.
A new signing of this calibre and a price tag with which the manager and the player must justify to the fans means the Argentinian will be expected to adjust to the Premier League instantly.
Where Swansea will finish is still unpredictable but their slide in form last season from their almost unstoppable upward trajectory will be a worry. If Fernandez is to sign, he would be a welcome addition to a squad that may not be able to settle for 42 points such as they did last season.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena.
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