'We want players who want to play for Swansea City'

30th June 2018
First team

Graham Potter admits a desire to play for Swansea City will be a key factor in any potential summer signings.

Potter and head of recruitment Kyle Macaulay have started to look at new additions to the Swans squad as the club prepare for the 2018-19 Championship campaign.

A number of players have left the Liberty since the end of the previous campaign, with the likes of Renato Sanches and Tammy Abraham returning to their parent clubs following loan spells while Leon Britton has retired and Ki Sung-Yueng and Angel Rangel have departed SA1.

Keeper Lukasz Fabianski joined West Ham recently while Roque Mesa completed his move to Sevilla earlier this week.

Potter and Macaulay have recently returned from a trip to Washington to meet majority owners Stephen Kaplan and Jason Levien during which they discussed the club’s recruitment plans.

And Potter is looking forward to shaping his squad for the new campaign.

“It was a very positive trip to America,” said the Swans boss.

“It was a chance for me and Kyle to meet Stephen and Jason face to face.

“We talked through our ideas around recruitment, the squad going forward and potential strategies for the short, medium and long-term.

“It was a good, productive meeting which was very positive and I’m looking forward to working with them both.

“We want players who want to play for Swansea City. That is so important.

“At the same time, there is a market and any decisions made around any players leaving must be right for the club.”