This time two years ago, Swansea City had a whole different squad, a different manager and had only just got promoted to the Premier League, after a 4-2 win against Reading at Wembley.

But two years on, Michael Laundrup has already brought in a number of players, as they prepare to build their reputation in the Premier League.

The club completed the club-record signing of Wilfried Bony from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhed for £12m.

The Ivory Coast international has joined new comers Jonjo Shelvey, Alejandra Pozuelo, Jose Canas, Jordi Amat, Gregor Zabret and Alex Gogic to further strength the South Wales outfit. 

Midfielder Jonathan de Guzman has also re-joined the club on a season long loan from Villarreal.

Swansea City won the Capital One Cup last season, beating Liverpool and Chelsea along the way, to qualify for the Europa League.

After finishing last season with a disappointing 3-0 home defeat to Fulham, Swansea start the new season at home to champions Manchester United.

The signing of Bony means the club only have four strikers (Leroy Lita, Luke Moore, Michu and Wilfried Bony). Michu will be hoping Bony can take the pressure of him to deliver goals.

Michu scored 18 goals last term for the Welsh side and the Swansea faithful will be hoping more will come off both strikers.

The signings of Pozuelo, Canas and Jordi Amat has increased the total of Spanish players to seven, all signed by the Danish manager.

Pozuelo, Canas and Amat have joined Chico, Michu, Pablo Hernandez and Angel Rangel into the doors of Swansea City as the club are continuing their foreign player income.

The side’s only English signing arrived from Liverpool - Jonjo Shelvey joined for £5.5m and will hope to make an immediate impact in their side. 

 

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