One of the main reasons why Swansea City have been ineffective in front of goal this season is their lack of creativity in the attacking third. The Swans have managed to score only 26 goals this season and despite having the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Leroy Fer in the midfield, the team has created an average of eight chances per game.
And although new manager Paul Clement has brought in the likes of Luciano Narsingh and Tom Carroll to boost the team’s chances in the attacking third, the boss is looking to add more potency before the transfer window closes. According to reports, the South Wales club is making a surprising move for Getafe playmaker Emiliano Buendia.
The Argentine Under-20 international has been quite impressive for his side in La Liga 2. And he is seeking a move out of the second-tier league, willing to join Swansea to put himself in the league of the big boys. The winger was touted as the next big thing in his homeland in Argentina and joined the mighty Real Madrid soon after. However, things didn’t work out expectantly and he switched to Getafe in 2014.
Despite having several options like Nathan Dyer, Kenji Gorre, Wayne Routledge and Modou Barrow in the wide areas, Swansea are often forced to play their attacking midfielder Sigurdsson on the wings due to the lack of quality. Now, with Barrow linked with a move to the Championship, Clement has to keep his options open.
Although Buendia signed a long-term deal with Getafe in the summer, there are chances he will be sold. At 20, there will surely be a lot of time for the winger to adapt to English football. At 170cm, he is definitely not the big frame player that Premier League demands, but his pace on the ball and fine dribbling skills could be a huge problem for opponents to deal with.
Swansea are currently 17th in the Premier League table after their remarkable 3-2 win at Anfield against Liverpool and the team is slowly gathering momentum. Sigurdsson has been their best player so far and Clement would really want to play him through the middle for more productive results whilst maintaining the balance in the team. Adding someone vibrant and confident like Buendia will allow the boss to get his tactics right.
With Fer and Sigurdsson playing through the middle and Buendia and Routledge providing the passes to Fernando Llorente from the flanks, Swansea would look quite a team good enough to survive relegation.
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