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Swansea should make a loan offer for Eddie Nketiah as Oli McBurnie replacement

Swansea City recently officially confirmed the departure of Oli McBurnie. Sheffield United paid a club record £20 million to bring the striker to the Premier League.

Whilst it is a good chunk of money for the Welsh outfit to receive, they must now find a replacement for the Scot. McBurnie played a key role for them last season and was in fine form. The 23-year-old racked up 24 goals and four assists for the Swans. 

Swansea boss Steve Cooper faces a tough task in replacing McBurnie. There is no one already at the Liberty Stadium who looks primed to step up into the departed man’s breach. Therefore, they must find a solution in the market. This may mean bringing in more than one striker to take up the slack left by McBurnie’s exit. 

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Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah would be a target worth pursuing. With Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of him in the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium, his opportunities may be limited in north London this season. A season on loan, playing regular football, would be the best thing for the 20-year-old’s development at this stage.

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The England under-20 international is a hugely exciting talent. Unai Emery gave him a few first team outings last season, and he has been prolific throughout the club’s youth ranks. He could certainly have a big impact in the Championship. 

If Swansea can convince Arsenal that the Liberty Stadium is the ideal destination for Nketiah to continue his progress then he’d be a fine signing who could go a long way towards replacing McBurnie, albeit it on a short term basis. 

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