Swansea City had been setting their sights high in the transfer market as they aim for an unlikely Premier League escape.
Amin Younes is the latest name on the Swansea City wish list, according to Sky Sports, as they aim to engineer an unlikely escape from Premier League relegation with their January business.
As Sky Sports reports, the Swans had previously tried to pull off a very ambitious double coup of Nicholas Gaitan and Kevin Gameiro from Atletico Madrid before reality gave them a wake up call.
Realistically, the Welsh outfit were always going to struggle with the finances of that potential deal, and persuading both players to join a club who are four points adrift at the bottom of the table.
Although Swansea should be admired for their ambition and willingness to make a marquee signing, that would count for nothing if they were to end the month with the same squad they have now.
The Swans need several additions in this transfer window, and appear to now be shopping in the right market with their interest in Younes, who is out of contract with Ajax at the end of the season.
The 24-year-old winger has scored 17 goals and supplied 24 assists in 96 appearances for Ajax and would provide some much-needed productivity in a department that has become stale at Swansea.
Liberty Stadium veterans Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge have enjoyed their best days already and a lack of trust in Luciano Narsingh has forced top scorer Jordan Ayew to be played out wide.
A deal for Younes, who has five caps for Germany, would be a step in the right direction for Swansea, and should leave them with enough funds to bring in a couple of more attackers this window.