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Should Swansea City look at this West Brom midfielder if Gylfi Sigurdsson leaves?

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According to reports coming from BBC Sport, Swansea City manager Paul Clement is allegedly monitoring West Brom midfielder Nacer Chadli ahead of a potential swoop.

With the future of midfield maestro Gylfi Sigurdsson in the balance after having another Everton offer rebuffed – as reported by The Guardian – the Swans could need some re-enforcements in the near future.

And should the Icelandic midfielder move away from Wales, then boss Clement could utilise a portion of the healthy funds he would receive from the sale to invest in West Brom’s tall Belgian powerhouse.

Would Chadli bolster options at the Liberty Stadium?

Swansea City fans may feel a bit aggrieved – and understandably so – to see their main man, and arguably the reason why they avoided relegation last season, potentially replaced by Nacer Chadli.

It is almost the feeling when you lose a pound coin and only pick up a penny. Could Chadli provide the same impetus that the Icelandic talisman has done over the many years? In all honest, it’s unlikely.

Nonetheless, although he may not be the most flamboyant or spectacular signing that Swansea could make there is no doubting that Chadli has an innate ability to have an impact wherever he goes.

Last season he scored five times and earned five more assists at the Hawthorns, highlighting how effective he can be in and around the final third, and he could provide vital goals for Swansea City.

Although he created less than half (32) the chances that Sigurdsson did (72) last campaign the Belgian is a decent Premier League standard player, with the relevant experience, to help them forward.

He is more of a physical presence on the field due to his height, which already makes him more of a threat from set-pieces, and if he can build some confidence and momentum from some good performances then he would be a more consistent player and be more daring in the opposition territory.

Should Swansea keep hold of Fernando Llorente too this summer – which is looking likely – then Chadli’s crossing ability, allied with the Spaniard’s heading prowess, could turn out to be a lethal combination.

Nacer Chadli to Swansea
3.5
Transfer Likelihood
The Boot Room's Verdict
It seems like it’s only a matter of time before Swansea receive an offer for Sigurdsson that they simply can’t refuse, meaning there’s a spot open in the Swans side for an attack-minded midfielder. Chadli won’t quite emulate the productivity of Sigurdsson but, for a fraction of the Icelandic man’s £50 million price tag, he’s definitely a player worth having in and around the squad.
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Swansea City · Transfers · West Bromwich Albion

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