Time is running out for clubs to do the last of their business in the summer transfer window, with Friday’s deadline for domestic deals fast approaching.
There remain a number of loose ends in the Championship that need to be tied up, including the future of Swansea City forward Andre Ayew.
Premier League duo Brighton and West Bromwich Albion are both thought to be keen on the 30-year-old and considering a late swoop to try and prize him away from the Swans.
Steve Cooper will be hoping that the Welsh club will be able to hold onto Ayew beyond the deadline but we’ve highlighted two knock-on effects if the Championship outfit do sanction a deal…
They’d look to sign more attacking reinforcements
Swansea’s need for attacking reinforcement would become significantly more desperate should they lose Ayew before the domestic window closes.
The 30-year-old was a key man in the final third last term, scoring 18 goals and adding seven assists, and he would leave a huge void that Cooper would need to fill before Friday’s deadline.
There are already question marks over whether Rhian Brewster has been properly replaced this summer and should they lose Ayew as well, new signings would be a necessity.
The Swans are one of the clubs linked with Liverpool’s Harry Wilson and you feel they would likely ramp up their pursuit of him as well as going after other targets.
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Chances for young players to impress
Ayew’s exit would leave Cooper slightly short of options in the final third and may mean that more opportunities and responsibility is given to some of their young players.
The Swansea boss is known for his capabilities as a youth coach, so it would be no surprise to see him turn to some of the fresher faces in his squad as he looked to fill the void left by the Ghana international’s departure.
The likes of Liam Cullen, Jordan Garrick, and Yan Dhanda are all players that could be asked to step up if Brighton or West Brom sign Ayew.