As per one of the latest reports by Sky Sports, Swansea City are expected to come back with a better offer for Brentford’s Ryan Woods after their bid of £6m was rejected last week. The Bees have slapped a price tag of £7m on his collar and are adamant not to strike him off their books for anything less than their valuation. However, the deal hinges on Sam Clucas’ future.
The Need To Enhance Their Arsenal
Swansea City got demoted from the Premier League last season after their unacceptable form in the top flight. They must try to not only avoid successive stumbles, which Sunderland felt last season, but should strive for paving their way back to the land of riches and lucre. So far, their pursuit of revamping their squad hasn’t turned out to be an appealing one.
Under the tutelage of Graham Potter, the Swans have only managed to sign Bersant Celina, Yan Dhanda, Joel Asoro and Barrie McKay. However, the departures of the likes of Lukasz Fabianski, Alfie Mawson, Roque Mesa and Kyle Bartley from the Liberty Stadium have weakened them considerably. Therefore, they need some more additions before the transfer window shuts down.
Ryan Woods – Fact File And Attributes
Woods started his youth career with Walsall and Shrewsbury Town and the resilience he offered enabled him to break into the senior side of the latter. After making an impact with the Salop, he was prised away by Brentford in the summer of 2015. Ever since his move to the Griffin Park, he has been an instrumental figure in the ranks of his club.
The 24-year-old garnered 39 appearances for Brentford in the Championship last term, during which he scored 1 goal and registered 3 assists. Besides, he mustered 1.1 tackles, 1.3 interceptions, 1.2 clearances and 0.2 block per game on an average. Despite being a defensive midfielder, he is capable enough to ply his trade as a fullback and owing to the grit and perseverance he offers, his stocks are highly rated.
Swansea City Must Get Hold Of Him
It will make a lot of sense if Potter rolls out £7m to sign Woods, for his introduction will strengthen the midfield sector of Swansea City. He is an astute passer of the ball and is comfortable while going forward as well. Clucas’ move to Burnley has collapsed over personal terms and thus, it will be intriguing to see what happens in the coming days.