Brighton enjoyed a phenomenal 2017, securing promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history under the guidance of Chris Hughton.
Seagulls fans partied long into the night when their promotion was confirmed, and fans here in The Transfer Tavern are delighted with the way their side have adapted to the demands of top flight football this season. Certainly involved in the relegation scrap but in mid-table, fans will hope that Hughton will utilise the January transfer window in an effective manner to ensure his side moves away from the bottom-three. Our landlord caught up with Brighton fans for a quick chat whilst pouring pints, with the south coast bunch expressing their desire to see their squad boosted by the arrival of a striker this month.
Big names were touted, as fans dreamt of a huge winter signing, but our landlord couldn’t help but suggest a player from Eastern Europe he had been keeping an eye on this season. Jakub Swierczok has quietly gone about his business in the Polish Ekstraklasa, scoring goals for fun since his summer move to Zaglebie Lubin the the Polish top flight. With sixteen goals to his name already, the 25-year-old is looking the real deal, and even earned a call-up to the national side last year to play alongside the likes of Robert Lewandowski at the heart of the Polish attack.
With a World Cup on the horizon, a big move to England would appeal to the player, whose position on the plane to Russia would surely be confirmed should he excel in the Premier League. If Hughton gives the Pole a chance to shine, then Swierczok will score goals on the south coast in the second-half of the season.
Brighton fans, is another striker on your winter wishlist? Let us know!