Many teams have completed their transfer business early on this year, with several teams boosting the ability in their squads without letting any of their key players go.
This, however, cannot be said for Swansea City. Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin has signed two players in this transfer window; the permanent transfer of Leroy Fer from QPR after spending the end of last season on loan with the Swans, and centre back Mike Van Der Hoorn who signed from Dutch side Ajax.
Andre Ayew has gone to West Ham. Bafetimbi Gomis has left for Marseille on loan, Portuguese European Championship winner Eder has left for Lille, and Alberto Paloschi who only signed in January has left for Italian club Atalanta.
The recent departures at the Liberty Stadium have made it necessary that a centre forward be placed at the top of their transfer list. Spanish striker Fernando Llorente was the Swans priority target but the Sevilla striker turned down a move to the Premier League club.
The Mirror report that after failing in their attempts to sign Llorente, attentions have been turned to Tottenham forward Nacer Chadli. Swansea have reportedly had a bid rejected for the 26-year-old but are ready to come back with an improved offer for the Belgian player who has two years left on his Spurs contract.
Swansea City would be getting a player who is more than capable of getting them the goals they need. In the 2014/15 season Chadli managed to score 11 goals and to create another 5 in 35 Premier League appearances from the wing.
After a bright season for the Belgian, the talented forward found chances scarce last season having only made 10 Premier League appearances in a season which saw Tottenham in a close battle for the Premier League title with Leicester City.
If Nacer Chadli can return to the form of 2014/15, it is sure that a move to the Liberty Stadium would see him become their best forward.
The Belgian managed 1.5 shots per game when in top form, a statistic which would rank him second when compared with the current Swansea squad, bettered only by Gylfi Sigurdsson who managed 2.5 shots per game.
If Swansea manage to secure Nacer Chadli’s signature it will be a top signing for the Welsh club who had a rollercoaster of a season last term.