Report: Swansea chairman approaches Aleksandar Mitrovic over summer transfer

Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is a transfer target for a number of European clubs.

The Serbian international has risen to prominence in recent months, with his 10 goals in 20 league games this term making him a prime transfer target for a host of clubs.

O Jogo reported on interest from Newcastle and Benfica, whilst Liverpool have also had a long-term admiration for the six-capped youngster, as per the players agent.

However, it now appears as if another club are interested in the 20-year-old star, with HLN reporting that Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has approached Mitrovic’s father ahead of a potential summer transfer to Wales. There is no possibility of a transfer this month, but his father - who also acts as his agent - has hinted that a move in June is a possibility.

Quoted in the same article, Ivica Mitrovic said: “There is a possibility in June for a transfer. Mitrovic is ready for a big club. And he will prove it. For me he is the best young striker currently available on the market.”

The reference to a big club suggests that Mitrovic may be aiming for a move to a more reputable club than Swansea, although the report indicates that there is no indicaton that they would turn down the Swans if a formal offer was made.

What does this mean for Swansea?

Having lost Wilfried Bony to Manchester City this month for a £28 million fee, as per the BBC, Swansea certainly have the funds to make a move for Mitrovic as his replacement. There is still no confirmation as to whether Bafetimbi Gomis will remain with the Welsh club past the summer, and, even if he does, the 29-year-old has done little to prove himself in the Premier League. A move for Mitrovic represents a long-term investment for the club, with the outlay likely to be minimal in comparison to other striking targets, and, if he is a success, he will help push the Swans further up the table before potentially leaving for a large fee, helping Swansea to a sizeable profit.

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