Premier League

Sunderland’s loss should be Swansea City’s transfer gain if Carvalhal is serious about survival

Swansea City are in desperate trouble at the foot of the Premier League table, with Carlos Carvalhal’s men four points from safety with just sixteen games of the season remaining.

The table remains extremely tight however, and a couple of wins on the spin would probably be enough to see the Portuguese’s men move out of the bottom-three. Fans of the side from South Wales side aren’t a regular occurrence here in The Transfer Tavern, but we love welcoming them to our fine establishment when they make the trip up the M4. Our landlord is always keen to gauge the thoughts of the diehard Swans fans, and caught up with the group in between a game of darts to see how they felt things could be turned around this season.

The club have struggled at both ends of the field, scoring just thirteen league goals and conceding a massive thirty-four, but it is the attacking end of the field that fans wish to see addressed first. A new striker to help out Tammy Abraham and Wilfried Bony is key, with fans keen to see their side launch a bid for Bournemouth striker, Lewis Grabban. The out-of-favour man is free to leave the Vitality Stadium, and cut-short his loan spell in the Championship with Sunderland in order to force through a permanent move. The player has single-handedly kept the Black Cats within touching distance of safety, scoring twelve times to keep Chris Coleman’s rock-bottom side just two points from twenty-first placed Hull City.

Grabban is available with Bournemouth keen to sell, and Carvalhal will be keen to add a player with Grabban’s goal scoring record to his ranks. Having already gathered experience of a relegation battle this season, the player is an expert at performing under pressure, and could repeat his exploits at the higher level. Grabban may not be the marquee signing some fans will hope for, but he is certainly the man this football club needs to stand any chance of avoiding the drop.

Swans fans, let us know your thoughts!

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