Landon Donovan admits Swansea City have money to spend

23 Sep 2017

Former USA footballer Landon Donovan has revealed that Swansea City have transfer funds available to strengthen their squad in the backend of the transfer window.

The 35-year-old is a consultant and minor shareholder at the South Welsh outfit, who have performed credibly in the Premier League in recent years.

Prior to the Swans' 4-0 loss at the hands of Manchester United, Donovan admitted that the club will look to cover up the absence of Gylfi Sigurdsson, who left for Everton in a £45m earlier in the mix. The ex-USA skipper refused to give in the names but revealed that they could be a couple of players arriving at the Liberty Stadium prior to the transfer deadline.

He said: "There is always money to spend, to some extent, but it's about whether you are getting a good deal. You can't just spend money to spend money. We are not Manchester United or Chelsea or Tottenham that have an endless supply of money. It takes the right deal at the right time, but we are not afraid to spend money. You may potentially see one or two signings... in the next couple of weeks, but it has to be the right player."

Paul Clement's side have made progress in terms of new signings this summer with Roque Mesa having arrived from Las Palmas for £11m. Meanwhile, the club have also recruited goalkeeper Erwin Mulder while Tammy Abraham has arrived from Chelsea on a season-long loan.

The Swans are currently in discussions over potential deals for both Sam Clucas and Joe Allen, but they are more likely to sign the former during this summer's transfer window. Clement guided the club to Premier League safety in the penultimate game of the previous campaign, and they could have a quite similar run this term unless they find a genuine goalscorer in their ranks.