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Swansea City are weighing up a move to sign free-agent central midfielder Kevin Stewart, following his release from the KCOM Stadium, according to Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre (13/08, 17:46)
The Swans have already been relatively busy in the transfer market, securing deals for Freddie Woodman on loan, and snapping up Korey Smith on a free transfer.
So, would former Liverpool man Kevin Stewart be a good addition for Steve Cooper’s side? Is he needed?
The team here at FLW have their say….
I think this is definitely worth a punt for Steve Cooper and for Swansea.
The Swans have a plethora of exciting young players in their squad, and even at the age of 26, Stewart is an experienced, accomplished player at Championship level who never really put a foot wrong during his time at Hull.
Plus, with Conor Gallagher returning to Chelsea, you feel that the Swans need fresh legs in midfield, and even though Stewart plays slightly deeper, he is technically-gifted on the ball and can help the play tick over in midfield.
On a free transfer, it would be a shrewd addition for Cooper’s side, and if they can beat a Championship rival in Boro to his signature then it would be seen as somewhat of a coup.
Swansea don’t really need to rebuild their squad too much this summer after narrowly missing out on promotion, however bringing in competition could be beneficial for Cooper’s men.
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I can understand their thinking behind this one.
Swansea could certainly benefit from having a midfielder of Stewart’s quality on and off the ball ahead of the new season.
His experience could also make him a useful member of the squad off-the-field as well, as he could play a key role in aiding the development of some of the younger players in Steve Cooper’s side.
He’s likely to be available on a cheaper fee now that Hull have been relegated, so it’s a deal that makes perfect sense for the Swans.
I really like the sound of this potential deal.
I really like this move.
Last season was clearly a disappointing one for Hull but Stewart impressed me, particularly in the first half of the campaign.
He’s a ferocious midfielder and fantastic at breaking up opposition play.
The Swans showed their ability going forward at the end of last season but they could do with adding a bit of extra grit.
Stewart would do just that and will the Tigers dropping down to League One and him subsequently being released, signing him won’t break the bank.