Summer Transfer Window | Vital Football

Summer Transfer Window

keith margam

Vital Football Legend
#1
Another close season of changes is in prospect for the Swans as Martin strives to improve the playing squad for next season.
He wants to bring in reinforcements better able to play his system.
In order to do that he has to drastically cull his present squad of players and we will know more on that in the next few weeks.
Getting rid of the high earners still under contract who are not in his future plans, like Bennett and Fulton, will be a priority, but it will not be easy to offload them in the present climate.
The transfer window is not opening until 10/6/22, four weeks away, and spans a three month period, closing on 1/9/22, a month into the new season, which starts on 30/7/22.
This thread will be keeping you up to date as things progress.
 

keith margam

Vital Football Legend
#2
There are strong rumours that our former player, 32 year old Joe Allen wants to come home. His present contract with Stoke is about to end and he will be free to go where he pleases. Martin has already said that he would love to have him here. Stumbling blocks would be his wages and his age. It would go against our policy of buying young, cheap, lower league players and developing them for re-sale to help keep the club self-sustainable.
No doubt he would boost our midfield but we have had our fingers burnt before recruiting ageing, injury prone, ex-players who have been a burden second time around.
The jury’s out on this one.
 

keith margam

Vital Football Legend
#3
With MK Dons narrowly losing out in the League 1 promotion play-offs will Martin return to raid his former club?
Top of his list would be their 22 year-old 6’2” centre-back Harry Darling, bought in Jan 2021 for an undisclosed sum from Cambridge Utd. We had a bid turned down for him in January, instead getting their goalkeeper Andy Fisher.
Another is 22 year-old midfielder Scott Twine, a remarkable 20 goals and 13 assists this season, picked up for £300k and a 20% sell-on fee from Swindon. He was on a season-long loan at Newport County in Sept 2020
Both these players made the EFL League One Team of the Season 2021-22.
 

keith margam

Vital Football Legend
#4
Swans players retained list. No surprises, Hamer, Dhanda and Smith were end of contract. Others have been told they are not part of future plans as previously discussed, but they are still under contract and therefore on the retained list, It depends on whether they can find a new club with comparable wages. Players like high earners Bennett and Fulton we may have trouble moving on.

https://www.swanseacity.com/news/swansea-city-confirm-retained-list-0
 
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keith margam

Vital Football Legend
#5
Our defending deficiencies being addressed?
Colin Calderwood has left his role as assistant manager at Northampton after they lost in the League 2 play-offs this week and is set to join the Swans coaching staff.
Martin's number two Luke Williams left us in February citing personal reasons and Matt Gill stepped in from his technical development coaching role to aid Martin.
The experienced and much travelled Calderwood has managed Forest and Hibs amongst others and was a centre-back of some note in his playing days, making 300 appearances for Swindon before moving to Spurs where he made over 150 appearances. He was also a Scottish international with 36 caps.
Martin knows him from when he was assistant to Chris Hughton at Norwich.
 

keith margam

Vital Football Legend
#14
Swans Fixtures 2022- 2023
JUL
Sat 30 July – Rotherham (A)
AUG
Sat 6 Aug – Blackburn (H)
Sat 13 Aug – Blackpool (A)
Tue 16 Aug – Millwall (H)
Sat 20 Aug – Luton (H)
Sat 27 Aug – Middlesboro (A)
Sat 31 Aug – Stoke (A)
SEP
Sat 3 Sep – QPR (H)
Sat 10 Sep – Birmingham (A)
Tues 13 Sep – Sheff Utd (H)
Sat 17 Sep - Hull (H)
OCT
Sat 1 Oct – WBA (A)
Wed 5 Oct – Watford (A)
Sat 8 Oct – Sunderland (H)
Sat 15 Oct – Burnley (A)
Tue 18 Oct – Reading (H)
Sat 22 Oct – Cardiff H)
Sat 29 Oct – Bristol C (A)
NOV
Tue 1 Nov – Preston (A)
Sat 5 Nov – Wigan (H)
Sat 12 Nov – Huddersfield A)

World Cup

DEC
Sat 10 Dec – Norwich City (H)
Sat 17 Dec – Coventry (A)
Mon 26 Dec – Reading (A)
Thur 29 Dec – Watford (H)
JAN
Sun 1 Jan – Burnley (H)
Sat 14 Jan – Sunderland (A)
Sat 21 Jan – QPR (A)
Sat 28 Jan – Stoke (H)
FEB
Sat 4 Feb – Birmingham (H)
Sat 11 Feb – Sheff Utd (A)
Wed 15 Feb – Blackpool (H)
Sat 18 Feb – Blackburn (A)
Sat 25 Feb – Rotherham (H)
MAR
Sat 4 Mar – Luton(A)
Sat 11 Mar – Middlesboro (H)
Tue 14 Mar – Millwall (A)
Sat 18 Mar – Bristol C (H)
APR
Sat 1 April – Cardiff (A)
Fri 7 Apr – Coventry (H)
Mon 10 Apr – Wigan (A)
Sat 15 Apr – Huddersfield (H)
Wed 10 Apr – Preston (H)
Sat 22 Apr – Norwich (A)
Sat 29 Apr – Hull (A)
MAY
Sat 6 May – WBA (H)