Two Deadline day deals that Swansea should complete
Despite the usual upturn in form following a managerial change in the Premier League, Swansea City remain very firmly in the relegation fight at the bottom and Carlos Carvalhal has everything to do to keep the Welsh side in the top flight.
Their desperation is made acuter by the fact that Cardiff City are going great guns in the Championship and could end up back in the Premier League next term, which would really rub salt in the wounds for the Swans.
More new signings could be critical if the side are to keep their top level status and ensure Carvalhal doesn’t simply end up back in the Championship after a few months of leaving former club Sheffield Wednesday, with the following two players being potential late arrivals at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday before we hit 11 PM:
Lazar Markovic (Liverpool)
Like Adam Bogdan and, at the other end of the scale Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool seem to be in the mood to get rid of some of their players this month despite challenging for the top four and it seems Lazar Markovic is on the unwanted list as well.
The Serbian winger has completed just 63 minutes this season in Liverpool’s under-23 squad and is badly in need of games. True, he’s no world beater as it turns out but he could definitely do a job for Swansea and if their fans can forgive the wording, beggars cannot be choosers.
Mimoun Mahi (Groningen)
Occasionally, you need to think outside the box as a team desperate for points and so with this in mind, an unexpected bid for the Moroccan winger may be the way to go. Playing in the Netherlands’ Eredivisie, Mahi has contributed 7 goals and 3 assists in just 17 games from out wide, which is an excellent contribution in a reasonably strong league.
Using his pace and skill, Mahi likes to start out wide on the left before taking on defenders and cutting in on to his right foot. At his current level, he does it very well.
Mahi may not be an obvious signing and not one I’d imagine Swans fans are begging the club to bring in but in the multi-cultural and diverse world of the Premier League, it’s often players like Mahi who end up becoming the sort of superstars we never knew they could be – think of Riyad Mahrez.