Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper has confessed it is unlikely there will be further incomings at the Liberty Stadium after the Welsh side completed the loan signings of Rhian Brewster and Marc Guehi last week.
The Liberty Stadium outfit fended off stern competition from the likes of Leeds and Bristol City to complete the loan addition of Brewster from Liverpool, with the 19-year-old replacing Sam Surridge who was recalled by Bournemouth earlier this month,
Swansea also secured the loan signature of Guehi from Chelsea in order to add further defensive depth to their ranks, with the England youth international set to challenge the likes of Ben Wilmot, Mike van der Hoorn and Joe Rodon for a starting spot.
Cooper has now suggested there may be further business regarding outgoings from the Liberty Stadium this month, but he offered a clear answer when quizzed on whether there would be any further additions to his side.
“I don’t think so,” he said via Sky Sports (12/01, 14:53).
“We brought in a couple of players last week, which we didn’t expect to do two weeks ago. We lost Sam Surridge back to Bournemouth and Rhian became available. Marc came from Chelsea which we’re pleased with and happened quickly.
“Maybe a few players will leave but that’s it.”
Swansea are currently sitting seventh in the second-tier table following their goalless draw with bitter rivals Cardiff over the weekend, while they will now be preparing to host Wigan Athletic next weekend.
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Swansea have already completed more transfer business during the window than many of the club’s supporters would have expected given their financial limitations, so it would certainly be quite the surprise if there were more additions to the squad.
Cooper definitely needed to recruit a new striker following Surridge’s surprise departure, while Guehi seems like an excellent addition given he offers the versatility to operate in any position across the defensive line.
The Swans would perhaps benefit from adding further strength to their midfield unit before the end of the window, but it seems this will only be possible if the club is able to find destinations for some of the squad’s fringe players.