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Swansea in the market for striker

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Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has confirmed he is looking to add a striker to his squad ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.

The Dane has already strengthened his ranks in terms of attacking options, most notably with the signing of Wilfried Bony from Vitesse Arnhem for a record fee estimated to be in the region of £12 million.

Laudrup, who had been briefly linked with the vacant post at Barcelona, has stated he is looking for a different style of striker to complement Bony. 

It is understood that the manager wants to add greater depth to a front line that scored 47 goals in the Premier League last season, 18 of which were provided by the Spanish striker Michu. 

Talking to Sky Sports News after a 3-0 friendly victory over Reading on Saturday, Laudrup said: "I think we still need another striker, another kind of striker, but apart from that I really don't know.

"If nothing happens, and by happens I mean if none of the regulars leave the squad, then I think maybe only one player would be enough."

The Swans have been fairly busy in the transfer market as they look to impose on their campaign in the Europa League having won the League Cup. 

Laudrup has already confirmed the aforementioned signing of Wilfried Bony as well as purchasing Jonjo Shelvey, Jordi Amat, Jose Canas and extending Jonathan de Guzman's loan from Villareal for a second consecutive season.

It is not known where the Dane will look to reinforce his attacking options, as current options aside from Michu and Bony, such as Leroy Lita and Luke Moore, have not proved themselves as adept goal-scorers for Swansea.

Nonetheless, the Dane's ambition cannot be questioned - and he still has, as he stated, "30-something days" to ready his squad for their venture out of South Wales into Europe.

 

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