Report: Swansea City plot club record bid for Burnley ace Andre Gray


Swansea City have been linked with Burnley’s Andre Gray.

According to the Daily Mail, Swansea City have targeted Andre Gray as their ideal striker addition as they seek to boost their attacking options at the club.

The British editorial state how the Welsh outfit are plotting a club record £12.5million bid for the Burnley goal scorer as they are prepared to heavily back boss Alan Curtis in the market.

“Swansea City are ready to back their interim manager Alan Curtis with a club record £12.5million bid for Burnley striker Andre Gray,” the report reads.

Swansea are in desperate need for added firepower as they currently sit one place above the drop zone having won only two of their last 16 Premier League matches.

Alan Curtis’s side have scored just 17 league goals this season, a tally bettered by all minus rock-bottom Aston Villa.

But the biggest worry for the Swans is their genuine lack of goal scorers beyond Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis, with only five players in total finding the net this season.

Andre Gray is as prolific as the come outside the top-flight, topping the Championship scoring charts outright with 15 strikes in 21 starts – two goals for Brentford and 13 for Burnley.

The 24-year-old only joined Sean Dyche’s promotion-chasing side from Brentford last summer but his impressive record in-front of goal has subsequently attracted Premier League interest.

The report in the Daily Mail suggests that the Turf Moor outfit may consider making a quick profit on the striker, yet they would be wise to hold out for even more considering his importance at the club.

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