Swansea City: Top five summer signings
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has bolstered his squad with a handful of shrewd acquisitions
With a Europa League campaign around the corner for Swansea City, Michael Laudrup’s men have signed eight players already this transfer window.
Here are the top five signings:
After playing Vitesse for three seasons, Bony joined Swansea for a club-record £12m. The Ivory Coast striker scored an amazing 37 goals in 36 games last season in Holland.
His goals helped Vitesse finish fourth in the Eredivisie. After being nicknamed ‘The New Drogba’, Bony has impressed for his nation scoring eight goals.
At £12m, the Swansea faithful will be expecting many goals from the striker.
Shelvey started his career at Charlton Athletic before moving to Liverpool in 2010. He went on to make 47 appearances for Liverpool, including a loan spell at Blackpool.
The Englishman has proved he has a good long shot, including his wonder goal against Chelsea in May 2012.
Having representing England at five different levels (England U16, England U17, England U19, England U21 and England), Shelvey combines vision and flare together to provide assists.
Pozuelo joined Swansea from Real Betis after coming through the Betis B team. Signing a three year contract with the Swans, Pozuelo joins the other Spanish players at the Liberty Stadium.
He plays a little like Michu, a striker or a attacking midfielder, meaning Michu can now be pushed up front with Bony.
At only 21, Pozuelo has a lot of potential and the Jack Army have some young talent to look forward to.
Jonathan de Guzman
After spending last season on loan at Swansea, reports where linking the Dutch to a permanent deal. But Villarreal let the midfielder go on another season long loan.
De Guzman can play centre-midfielder or attacking midfielder, adding a bit of flair to the midfield. Playing 37 games last term and scoring five goals, including a goal in the Capital One Cup final against Bradford City, De Guzman became a regular in the team.
If De Guzman can perform the same as last season, Swansea will be capable of another successful season.
Amat joins Chico, Angel Rangel, Pablo Hernandez and Michu in the Swansea Spanish revolution. A young centre-back is what the club needed as Chico and Williams are both ageing.
After coming through the Espanyol youth ranks, he appeared 41 times for the Spanish side. He was loaned out to Rayo last season, appearing 27 times.
As Laudrup has signed numerous Spanish players in his two year in charge, it was no surprise when Amat joined.
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