Why Swansea will regret not re-signing Joe Allen and Wilfred Bony

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin (C) and first team coach Alan Curtis (R)

Swansea fans were left frustrated as their side failed to bring in any top class players this Summer.

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin before the game

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin

After the departures of Andrew Ayew and Ashley Williams - you would think that manager Francesco Guidolin would act fast to find suitable replacements.

Swansea fans would have hoped that the board would bring in players to strengthen their squad. Trying to find a striker who can score 15 plus goals, and a defender who for years has been your rock at the back is a hard job to replace for any team. However, Guidolin has missed out on key opportunities to sign players that would have made a real impact at Swansea.

Guidolin brought in strikers Borja Baston and Fernando Llorente - both are new to the Premier League, only time will tell if both players will be able to adapt to life at the top. Baston and Llorente are the Swans only first team strikers - quite worrying if one was to pick up a serious injury.

Swansea missed out on the perfect opportunity of re-signing Wilfred Bony from Manchester City. Bony left the Liberty in 2015 to join City. Bony had a great career at the Swans, scoring 25 goals in 54 appearances. The striker was available all summer after failing to succeed at City.

Swansea's Wilfried Bony and Aston Villa's Nathan Baker in actionSwansea should have re-signed Wilfried Bony

Signing Bony would have been a smart move for the Swans, a striker with a proven track record in the Premier League and the ability to score goals. In the end, Stoke signed Bony on a season-long loan - a chance lost by the Welsh side.

Any Swansea fans watching Wales' victory against Moldova on Monday night would certainly be asking the question: 'Why didn't we sign Joe Allen'. The midfielder was the star man for Wales - even managing to get on the scoresheet. The Swans were linked with their former player at the beginning of the summer (Mail). Allen joined Liverpool from Swansea in 2012. Stoke again jumped at the chance by signing the Welsh international for £13 million.

Joe Allen - Swansea CityFormer Swans player Joe Allen would have been a great signing

Allen is another player that could have added to Swansea's squad. By not re-signing Bony, Allen or finding a suitable replacement for Williams - it very much sums up Swansea's disastrous transfer window.

The worrying thing for Swansea is that teams around them such as Crystal Palace, Stoke and Bournemouth – have all done great business adding to their squads. Guidolin will be hoping that the players he has brought in will be able to do enough to avoid the chances of a potential relegation fight.

Swansea manager Francesco GuidolinSwansea manager Francesco Guidolin

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