It’s been a promising season so far for Swansea City.
With eight wins and five draws from their 16 league games so far, Steve Cooper’s side currently sit fourth in the Championship table, just one point off an automatic promotion spot.
As a result, there ought to be some hope of a return to the Premier League for the Wales based club this season, although those around the Liberty Stadium may feel that there is a need to strengthen their side sooner rather than later, in order to help them maintain that promotion push throughout the season.
However, if they do not feel that they have the finances available to do that, they do have the option of also exploring the free agent market, which would mean that not only would they not have to pay a transfer fee, but they would not have to wait for the window to open to get deals done either.
So with that in mind, we’ve taken a look here, at two free agents who could strengthen Swansea’s side, should they look to explore that route.
With Freddie Woodman only on-loan from Newcastle again this season, Swansea may need to look for a longer-term first-choice goalkeeping option sooner rather than later, given their lack of other experienced options in that position in their current squad.
One candidate they could explore to fill that role should they go down the free-agent route, is Dutch shot-stopper Warner Hahn, who has been a free agent since leaving Eredivisie outfit Heerenveen at the end of last season.
With plenty of top-flight experience under his belt, Hahn could potentially help Woodman through the rest of this season before taking over from the 23-year-old should he return to St James’ Park in the at the end of the season, and having claimed to have held talks with Blackburn this summer, the prospect of a move to the Championship does seem to be one that interests Hahn.
Although not serious, the recent injuries to Ryan Bennett and Marc Guehi have left Swansea with a lack of options at centre back, something they may need to address when the latter’s loan from Chelsea expires next summer.
With an expectation that injuries will continue to take their toll throughout the season, that may be an area they look to add in now, and given the trophy-laden, impressive few years at Celtic that came to an end this summer, Simunovic could be one worth looking at for Swansea.
His experiencing winning titles could be helpful in getting Swansea over the line in the battle for promotion were he to make the move to the Liberty Stadium, and after several seasons in Scotland, the Croatian could now be keen to test himself south of the border, particularly with a club such as Swansea who could offer him a route to the Premier League, although they would likely have to move quickly, with the 26-year-old said to be in talks over a move to Turkish side Goztepe.