'Andy and Andre fit Carlos' criteria'

1st February 2018
First team

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has declared his delight with the club’s late business in the January transfer window.

The Swans sealed the club-record transfer of Andre Ayew from West Ham before adding Leicester City midfielder Andy King to the squad on a loan deal.

Ayew is no stranger to the Swans, with the Ghanaian having enjoyed a hugely successful spell in South West Wales in 2015-16.

He links up with his brother Jordan as he looks to help steer the club away from the relegation zone in the final 13 games of the league campaign.

Wales international King, a Premier League winner with Leicester City in 2016, will spend the rest of the season on loan at the Liberty.

The Euro 2016 semi-finalist will bolster Carlos Carvalhal’s options in midfield after the departures of Roque Mesa (Sevilla) and Jay Fulton (Wigan) on loan deals.

“It’s always a difficult window in January,” said Huw.

“We have been working for weeks to try to get the right signings in.

“The pressure on the club – especially when we are bottom of the league – is big, but we have come out of the January transfer window by strengthening a few areas."

He added: “The January transfer window gives you sleepless nights, but we are happy with our business.

“It has taken longer than we wanted, but we are pleased with the signings.

“Carlos has been very clear in the type of player he wants.

“Andy and Andre fit his criteria, and we welcome them both and hope they can make an impact.”