Garry Monk admits new players needed, hints at plans for rest of January

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Swansea City manager Garry Monk has admitted the club's need to sign new players this month.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk has told the South Wales Evening Post he’s aware of the club’s need to strengthen in the transfer market.

Swansea have just sold their best striker to Manchester City and there will be questions asked around the Liberty Stadium of why some of the £28 million generated by that deal hasn’t been reinvested into the team.

Monk has hinted it’s because he improved his squad last summer.

“I have said before that we haven't got the biggest squad,” said Monk.

“You always need better players, you always want to improve.”

“We improved the squad last summer, we will try to do it in this window if possible and we will try to do it in the next window as well.”

The Guardian has also reported that Crystal Palace are still toying with the idea of signing Bafetimbi Gomis in a deal for a healthy fee, which would leave the Swans with a void to fill up front if they don’t draft in replacements.

Having a small and high quality squad is fine for a team that doesn’t have a high ratio of games to play over the second half of the season, but Swansea already have a squad which is strained.

The current transfer window doesn’t close until February 2 so there is still time for Monk to target new players in key areas, but the lack of movement at the moment will be a slight concern for supporters.

Monk also told the South Wales Evening Post that he’s pleased with the current things he’s seeing from the playing squad, regardless of the heavy defeat against Chelsea last weekend, which further adds to the idea he may not move on new additions.

It’s time to trust the boss.

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