Clement "positive" with transfer dealings

3rd September 2017
First team

Swans boss Paul Clement was left with a “positive” feeling after the transfer window finally slammed shut on Thursday night.

A busy transfer deadline day saw Renato Sanchez (Bayern Munich) and Wilfried Bony (Man City) join the Swansea City squad, with Fernando Llorente (Spurs) and Oli McBurnie (Barnsley, loan) departing.

“I think it has been really positive,’’ reflected Clement. “The make-up of the squad is moving in a really positive direction.

“I really enjoyed working with Fernando. He was such a big player for the club in the one season he was here. His goals in the latter stages of the season were vital for us to remain in the Premier League.

“He will be missed by the players, staff and supporters, but I can understand why he would want to take the move at his age. He has fought his way back to a high level in the latter stages of his career and is joining a big football club.

“But while two important players have left the club in Fernando and Gylfi (Sigurdsson), we will still be moving forward with some exciting players.

“With the addition of Renato and Wilfried on deadline day, it was a good day's business for us.”