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Season Preview: Swansea City

Swansea are becoming regulars in the Premier League with this, their fourth season in the top flight of English football. Gary Monk is the manager this time round after the former captain took charge towards the end of last season. Like all of the clubs, there have been a few changes in personnel this year but can they extend their stay in the league to five years?

When Swansea first made it into the Premier League, under now Liverpool Manager, Brendan Rogers, Swansea played some excellent passing and high energy football. They have tried to continue that style under the management of Michael Laudrup and Gary Monk.

Key Player: With Michu gone, the main goal threat comes from Wilfried Bony, and the fans will be hoping that the big target man will remain at the club for the coming season. He is joined up front this season by Bafetimbi Gomis, but with Bony acclimatised to the rigours of the Premier League, he is Swanseas Key Player.

Transfers In:
Lukas Fabianski – Free (Arsenal)
Bafetimbi Gomis – Free (Lyon)
Gylfi Sigurdsson – Undisclosed (Tottenham Hotspur)
Jefferson Montero – £4m (Monarcas Morelia)

Transfers Out:
Michel Vorm – £5m (Tottenham Hotspur)
Ben Davies – £10m (Tottenham Hotspur)
Pablo Hernandez – £m ()
Chico Flores – Undisclosed (Lekhwiya)
Leroy Lita – Free (Barnsley)
Pozuelo – Undisclosed (Rayo Vallecano)
Michu – Loan (Napoli)

Last season’s Premier League finish: 12th
Predicted League Finish: 9th

Despite losing first choice goalkeeper Michel Vorm to Tottenham, overall, we feel that Gary Monk has strengthened his side and could improve their position and head into the Top10. Icelandic playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson is back at the club whereas Gomis could be a good top flight striker alongside Bony. Swansea should have a good season once more.

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