Swansea City are interested in signing Aleksandar Mitrovic from Anderlecht this summer, according to The Sun.
It has been reported by the British tabloid that Welsh outfit Swansea are “in talks” with the Belgian club over a £12 million deal.
£12m for a 20-year-old who has potential but has not been tested in a top league is a bit too much, but the report offers a reason why the Swans are open to the transfer.
“City supremo Huw Jenkins will spend big on the 20-year-old because of his prolific scoring record and potential resale value,” states the report.
“Anderlecht will sell at the right price and Jenkins is willing to pay big having made a £16m profit by selling Wilfried Bony to Manchester City in January just 18 months after paying £12m for the Ivory Coast star,” adds the report.
It seems that Swansea want to sign the striker, give him a platform to raise his profile and then sell him.
It sounds like a good plan, although it could go horribly wrong. Mitrovic could struggle in the Premier League, and his value could plummet.
Perhaps it would be wise of Swansea not to spend as much as £12m on Mitrovic and look for a more established alternative instead.