Swansea City In Talks Over Signing Former Manchester City Player
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Paul Clement and Swansea City are on the search for extra firepower next season, with the loan signing of Tammy Abraham, who hit 26 goals for Championship side Bristol City last season, seemingly not enough to satisfy the Swans boss.
Manchester City's out-of-favour striker Wilfried Bony has been heavily linked with a move back to the Liberty Stadium, but now reports say the club have identified a former Manchester City frontman as a striker target.
Wales Online say that Swansea are in talks with Valencia as they look to bring Alvaro Negredo back to the Premier League.
BREAKING NEWS: Swansea City in talks with Valencia over swoop for Alvaro Negredo (via @WelshSportLive). #VCFpl- Kamil Guziak (@kamileqq87) July 28, 2017
The Spaniard, nicknamed 'The Beast', was signed by Manuel Pellegrini for Manchester City in 2013 for a fee of £16.4 million after seeing his all-action displays for Sevilla.
In his first six months at the Etihad, Negredo was unplayable - bullying defenders and notching 23 goals in all competitions.
But an injury suffered in January slowed down his form and by the time the summer of 2014 came around, Negredo, now hit with a broken foot, was loaned out to Valencia - with Los Che forced to sign the Spain international permanently the following year due to the agreement made.
He would then come back to England last season, scoring 10 goals in 38 appearances on loan at Middlesbrough as the Teesiders were condemned to relegation to the Championship.
And now the former Real Madrid man could be about to play for a third Premier League side, with Swansea looking to sign the player that scored twice against them in an away game last season.
A move for Negredo, unlikely to receive regular game-time at the Mestalla, would seemingly rule out a pursuit to bring Bony back, while it would also cast doubt over Fernando Llorente's future in South Wales.
The Spaniard is regularly linked with a reunion with Antonio Conte at Chelsea, having worked with the Italian manager during his time at Juventus.
Swansea fans, would you welcome the potential addition of Negredo?
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