Swansea look forward to life in a significantly different Championship to the one they left. Transfer fees have risen, wages have risen and just to compete, they’ll need a strong summer of recruitment.
How do you begin to pick the fans up after losing your top-flight status? Big money buys? If you do, you’re rolling the dice a little, hoping one season of speculation leads to promotion. If not, you’re looking to reduce wage bills and stripping assets.
If you don’t speculate, you could end up like Hull City, mid-table also-rans with little hope of promotion and only a brief fear of the drop. It is safety, but after playing the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, is it enough?
These questions and more will be asked and answered over the coming few weeks, but one thing Swansea must be aware of is the fans buying into whatever they do. They need their supporters on side and that is why they need to move, quickly, to bring in someone.
FLW looks at three players that could give those supporters something to smile about after a season of misery.