Alberto Paloschi feels 'moral obligation' to be successful at Swansea City

Swansea Liberty Stadium

The January signing says that he hopes to repay the club and manager Francesco Guidolin.

Swansea City striker Alberto Paloschi has told Inside Futbol that he feels a 'moral obligation' to score goals for Swansea City to repay the club and manager Francesco Guidolin for their faith in him.

The 26-year-old was signed by his former Parma boss Guidolin from Italian side Chievo for a fee reported to be around £8 million in the final week of the January transfer window.

The Italian has failed to find the net in his three Premier League appearances for the club so far, but he has vowed to show that the Swans' faith in him was not misplaced by being a success at the Liberty Stadium.

He told Inside Futbol: "I am a striker who always gives his all. This is my strength and it has helped me since I took my first steps into professional football at Milan.

"Milan will always remain the club who developed me into a man and will always have a special place in my heart.

"However, I can't forget who trusted me, investing their money and giving me a chance. It happened in the past with Chievo and today with Swansea. I have always felt a moral obligation to pay back the people who have shown their faith in me."

Guidolin and Swansea turned to Paloschi last month in an attempt to boost their firepower and move away from relegation danger, with Bafetimbi Gomis having scored just one league goal since August.

The Italian was a regular source of goals for his previous club Chievo in his homeland, netting 42 goals in 144 league matches for the club.

Swansea are currently 16th in the Premier League, just three points clear of the drop zone.

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