Swansea City suffered play-off final heartbreak last month, but attention will already have turned to next season as they look to go one better.
To do that, boss Steve Cooper will recognise that he needs to go into the market, particularly as influential attacker Andre Ayew has departed following his contract expiring.
Therefore, bringing in a new striker is sure to be a priority and reports from France have claimed that Thomas Henry could join from OH Leuven.
The 26-year-old has been outstanding in the Belgian top-flight, scoring 21 goals in 31 games and here we outline THREE qualities he would add to the Swans if the deal does go through…
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Firstly, and most importantly, the Welsh side would be getting someone who can score goals. As mentioned, he struck 21 times in the league this season, which shows he is cool in front of goal.
Capable of scoring different types of goals, Henry is the ideal focal point for this Swansea side and he would fancy getting chances in Cooper’s side.
A concern with foreign signings coming to the English leagues is whether they can adapt to the physicality. However, at 6’4″, there should be few worries about whether Henry can cope.
Given his size, the attacker is a good option in the air, capable of winning headers and holding the ball up, which is vital at this level.
Finally, Swansea would be getting a player that will be desperate to prove himself.
Henry has had to battle throughout his career, having failed to make a mark in Ligue 1 as a youngster before dropping to the Belgian second division, where he shone.
So, the chance to move to the Championship would be a big opportunity and it’s one the player will be keen to take, which is exactly what you want.