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Swansea City squad. New player in and out 2017/18. Here is the Swansea City FC First Team Squad 2017/18.
The summer transfer window 2017 is here and the 2017/18 Premier League season is fast approaching. Clubs are hurrying to build a good squad for themselves ahead of having a good season in 2017/18. Here, we have the full Swansea City FC Squad 2017/18.
Swansea had a mixed season last season. Despite having 3 managers over the course of the season, and spending a lot of the campaign in the relegation zone, they did achieve their long-term goal of surviving the drop. This means they will play Premier League football again in 2017/18. They have their newest manager, Paul Clement to thank for this.
They did a lot of business towards the back end of the transfer window, allowing two of last season’s star players Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente both to leave. Clement pulled off one of the coups of the summer by convincing Renato Sanches to join on loan from Bayern as a replacement, and old favourite Wilfried Bony also returned from Manchester City.
The Swansea City squad line up 2017/18 season will consist of these players. Here is the Swansea City FC Squad 2017/18. You can also read about the Swansea City squad salaries here.
Most Swansea fans are quite satisfied with their no.1 goalkeeper, Lukasz Fabianski. The keeper doesn’t make too many mistakes and isn’t known for howlers that lead directly to goals being conceded. They have completed the signing of Erwin Mulder this summer already on a free transfer from FC Heerenveen.
Defensively, Swansea were questionable at times this season. It is clear that they are lacking a leader at the back, a dominant centre-back who organises the defence. The right-back Kyle Naughton has received a number of plaudits this season for some good performances, as well as centre-back Alfie Mawson. However, they failed to add to their backline during the transfer window, so it will be interesting to see how they fare in comparison to 2016/17.
Swansea’s midfield is known being skillful and good going forward, but again, they are lacking a dominant force. New signing Renato Sanches could provide this if he can replicate the form that saw Bayern Munich splash out for his signature last summer. Roque Mesa and Sam Clucas add extra depth, but Gylfi Sigurdsson will be missed.
In some spells last season, Swansea lacked goals. Top scorer Fernando Llorente has departed, but they are boosted by the return of Wilfried Bony. As mentioned before, the arrival of Tammy Abraham is truly a great signing for the Swans. If he can replicate the form he showed in the Championship for Bristol City last season, in the Premier League, he can be really dangerous and Swansea will have a top marksman in their side.
Swansea have some tough opponents in their opening 6 fixtures this season. The ones that stick out the most are the trip to Tottenham Hotspur and the hosting of Manchester United. The Swans will do very well to get any points out of these games, but stranger things have happened. It will certainly be very interesting to see how Swansea do this season, and to see if they can kick on and finish higher in the table.
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