Chairman Claims Swansea Are in 'Healthy Position' Despite 'Very Difficult' Transfer Window

Monday September 4th, 2017

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins claimed that the club remain in a "healthy position", despite what he described as a "very difficult" transfer window.

The Swans lost two of last season's top performers in Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente, who joined Everton and Tottenham respectively for a combined total of around £60m. 

Paul Clement's side have acted to bring in new arrivals, with the high-profile loan deal for Renato Sanches a particularly standout piece of business.

The likes of Wilfried Bony, Sam Clucas and Roque Mesa were also acquired, but Jenkins concedes the summer was a difficult period.

“In a lot of respects it was a very difficult transfer window,’’ Jenkins told Swansea's official website. “Looking back, we lost our two top goal scorers [Sigurdsson and Llorente] from last season and when that happened it was always going to be difficult to turn things around and maintain the same levels.

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“The fee we received for Gylfi probably made things doubly difficult for us in some ways to try to do the right deals for this football club. But I think we've done well with what we've achieved in the time we've had.

“We probably could have done a bit more in this window, but it was important that we didn't overstretch ourselves as a club by bringing in players that were being well over-valued.

“Within the two windows Paul has been with us the squad has changed a lot with four coming in last January and six in this window. That’s big changes.

“But as a club we are in a good, healthy financial position again. Then if we need one or two more players to strengthen again in January, there will also probably be better options available.’’

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