Swansea City see Manchester City’s transfer deal

Swansea City are hoping to hire James McAtee 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 in Swansea, with four wins in five lifting them to 11th place in the table heading into this weekend.

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

Wales Online reports how Swansea are hoping to add their options in the future with the signing of McAtee from the Premier League champions.

The 19-year-old is expected to become a target for the Swans on loan after a number of fine performances in City’s youth team over the past few years.

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

It is noted by Wales Online that he has previously been on the radar at Brighton and Hove Albion, who were turned down an offer of £ 8m. In addition, Manchester United and Barcelona have been credited with previous interest.

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Despite Swansea seeking to bolster their attacking results in January, Martin’s current options have been crucial to the positivity surrounding the club.

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

The verdict

This would be a good deal for Swansea to execute in the January transfer window. They have had great success as a club with players of McAtees similar before and Martin can offer them good coaching over a loan period.

McAtee would also be an exciting addition. He would add the variation in Swansea’s attack, which has developed 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 type of football and will give 100% to be noticed in their parent club.

It could be something that works for everyone involved.

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