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Swansea City eye Manchester City transfer agreement

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Swansea City are hoping to sign James McAtee on loan from Manchester City in the January transfer window, as reported by Wales Online. 

Russell Martin has overseen a solid opening third of the 2021/22 campaign at Swansea, with four victories in five lifting them to 11th in the table heading into this weekend.

That’s despite Martin’s late arrival following Steve Cooper’s departure and an overhaul of the playing squad, which looks set to continue into January.

Wales Online report how Swansea are hoping to add to their options going forwards with the signing of McAtee from the Premier League champions.

The 19-year-old is expected to be a target for the Swans on loan following a run of fine performances in City’s youth sides over the last couple of years.

McAtee has scored 10 goals in only nine appearances in the Premier League 2 this season and, as his reputation continues to grow, he’s made a senior debut.

It’s noted by Wales Online that he’s previously been on the radar of Brighton and Hove Albion, who had a £8m offer for him rejected. Additionally, Manchester United and Barcelona have been credited with past interest.

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Despite Swansea looking to bolster their attacking output in January, Martin’s current options have been crucial to the positivity around the club.

Joel Piroe has nine goals in the Championship, whilst Jamie Paterson has six goals and four assists.

The Verdict 

This would be a good piece of business for Swansea to conduct in the January transfer window. They’ve had great success as a club with players of McAtee’s ilk before and Martin can offer them good coaching over a loan period.

McAtee would be an exciting addition, too. He would add to the variety of Swansea’s attack, which has been evolving well under Martin already this season.

Targeting deals like this in January will only help Swansea continue on an upward trajectory under Martin. Young players want to play this brand of football and will give 100% to get themselves noticed at their parent-club.

It could be something that works out for everyone involved.

Thoughts? Let us know! 


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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