This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
The Swans have had to rely on Andre Ayew and Jamal Lowe as makeshift centre-forwards and they have done amicably in keeping the club in the promotion picture.
An out and out forward would be ideal this month, though, so do some of our team think Obafemi would be a good signing? Let’s take a look…
You can understand their thinking with this one.
For any manager, you’re going to want to add strength in depth, especially when you’re challenging for promotion.
This is the case with Swansea City, and I think they’re making a smart move in targeting Obafemi during the January transfer window.
He’s still only 20 and is yet to be loaned out in his career, and now could be the ideal time for him to be just that.
If Obafemi can hit the ground running, then it could prove to be one of the signings of the season in the Championship.
He could prove to be the missing piece in Swansea’s promotion jigsaw in January.
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There is no denying that Swansea need a new striker in the January transfer window, amid their reliance on Jamal Lowe and Andre Ayew at the sharp end of the pitch.
The Swans don’t possess any out and out strikers, with the aforementioned Lowe and Ayew able to operate as wingers as well as frontmen, so bringing someone in who has that nous as a number nine could be ideal.
Obafemi is an exciting prospect and has shown on several occasions for Saints that he can perform in the top-flight, so a loan stint in the EFL with Swansea could be just what he needs to aid his development.
He’s strong, pacey and has a real eye for a goal and with Steve Cooper at the helm at the Liberty, he’ll undoubtedly be afforded opportunities to play.
This seems ideal for all parties.
Given the likes of Stoke and others that are currently interested in the striker, a move to the Liberty Stadium would be a bad idea, and one that isn’t needed for Swansea.
With Jamal Lowe and Andre Ayew, who’re both on eight goals for the campaign, in excellent form, Steve Cooper is generally quite well-covered in the attacking department, meaning his opportunities in South Wales could be seriously limited.
With Viktor Gyokeres and even youngster Liam Cullen currently in their ranks, it’s difficult to see where exactly Obafemi would fit in, and therefore I believe he should consider his options elsewhere and avoid this particular move.