Huw pleased with Swans' transfer deals

4th September
First team

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins believes the club had a “good transfer window” and are in a healthy position to strengthen again in January if required.

Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich), Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) and Sam Clucas (Hull City) all arrived in the latter stages of the transfer window to join fellow summer signings Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Roque Mesa (Las Palmas) and Erwin Mulder (Heerenveen) at the Liberty Stadium.

The new faces countered the departures of first-team regulars Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton), Fernando Llorente (Spurs) and Jack Cork (Burnley).

“In a lot of respects it was a very difficult transfer window,’’ explained Huw. “Looking back, we lost our two top goalscorers (Sigurdsson and Llorente) from last season and when that happened it was always going to be difficult to turn things around and maintain the same levels.

“But with Paul (Clement) working hard to bring players in, like we have done in Bony, Sanches and Clucas recently, and Tammy Abraham and Roque Mesa before that, I think overall it was a good end to the window.

“The fee we received for Gylfi probably made things doubly difficult for us in some ways to try to do the right deals for this football club. But I think we've done well with what we've achieved in the time we've had.

“We probably could have done a bit more in this window, but it was important that we didn't overstretch ourselves as a club by bringing in players that were being well over-valued.

“Within the two windows Paul has been with us the squad has changed a lot with four coming in last January (Martin Olsson, Jordan Ayew, Luciano Narsingh and Tom Carroll) and six in this window. That’s big changes.

“But as a club we are in a good, healthy financial position again. Then if we need one or two more players to strengthen again in January, there will also probably be better options available.’’