Sunday 22 April 2018

Swansea Leading The Race To Sign Cameroon International

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Swansea are going all out to sign RC Strasbourg striker Stephane Bahoken according to reports.

The Cameroon international has netted seven in 23 for his side this season and is hotly tipped to make a move over to the Premier League.

Both Stoke and Aston Villa are rumoured to be interested in the man who has also had a brief stint in the Scottish Premiership.

The 25-year-old started his career at Nice before joining St Mirren on loan where he failed to really make a mark. That led to him moving to Strasbourg in the Championnat National where he’s steadily moved up the leagues with his club.

Now plying his trade in Ligue 1, the striker is approaching the end of his contract and could be available to the club on a free.

Italian side Udinese are also reportedly keeping an eye on Bahoken, who could work as a replacement for Wilfried Bony.

The Swansea striker is said to be interested in a move to Fenerbahce, but his injury worries could put a halt on that.

Either way, the Swans are going to need more goals next season and the Strasbourg man could be the solution.

Elsewhere, the club will also be keen to bring Connor Roberts and Oli McBurnie through the ranks and give them more game time.

Both have shown plenty of promise, with the latter having impressed for Barnsley, where he’s spent the second half of the season on loan.

He’s better eight times in 13 games for the Tykes, and has certainly proved he can produce the goods in the Championship should the worst happen and Swansea face the drop.

Carvalhal does have some opportunities to bring these players through, but with the club needing to kick on and cement their place in the top flight next season, he may look for more experience.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens with Bahoken once the season has finished. The Swans will certainly be looking to make some moves this summer and an experienced striker could be at the top of their agenda.

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