Swansea City have been linked with a move for Sheffield Wednesday star Fernando Forestieri, according to HITC.
The Swans are in the market for a playmaker as they plot an assault on the top six this season, and they see the Owls’ Italian as the perfect man to help them achieve their aim.
The report suggests that Wednesday need to trim their squad in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations and Forestieri may be a victim of such a cull.
The 28-year old is proven at Championship level, having impressed for Watford and Sheffield Wednesday during their second-tier stints. He’s scored 32 times in 88 games for Wednesday in all competitions, during a three-year spell at Hillsborough.
He missed a large chunk of last season with a knee injury, but he still managed to score five goals in 10 Championship games for Wednesday.
Born in Argentina, Forestieri is of Italian descent and a naturalized Italian citizen. He’s represented Italy from U17 to U21 level and began his career in Tuscany with Siena.
This would be a big loss for Jos Luhukay and would perhaps be the difference between a top half or bottom half finish.
As for Swansea, they’re looking in all the right places for their new recruits. If they’re going to succeed in the Championship they need ‘been there, done that’ players. There’s nobody done more in the second tier than Forestieri, that is for sure.