After getting relegated from the Premier League, Swansea City are on a mission. Playing in the Championship will not be easy but they must work hard to get promoted back to the top-flight next season. The summer transfer window will be a crucial time for them and it seems like Swansea have been linked with a certain Liverpool goalkeeper.
Now, it is not uncommon for relegated outfits to let certain players leave due to wage cuts. With interest stemming from West Ham United, Lukasz Fabianski is one of the players likely to exit Swansea. The goalkeeper has been one of their better players but if he does leave the club, the Swans will need a replacement.
And reports claim they have their eye on Danny Ward. The 24-year-old has found it tough to break into the Liverpool first-team but he boasts of a fair amount of experience, having played for Huddersfield Town on loan during the 2016/17 campaign.
Considering the fact that Swansea have to play in the second-tier competition next term, the club must sign a goalkeeper who is experienced enough. And it must be noted that Ward played a key role for Huddersfield as they managed to secure a promotion to the top-flight.
Ward is over six-feet tall and he often uses his height to his advantage against strikers in aerial battles. He is a great goalkeeper and he could be a splendid choice for Swansea in these troubled times.
Swansea are currently without a manager after Carlos Carvalhal’s departure. It is reported that Ostersunds manager Graham Potter is in line to take the job and he could be willing to bring the Liverpool keeper to Liberty Stadium.
Since arriving at Liverpool in 2014, Ward has only made two appearances for the club. Given the circumstances, the situation is unlikely to get better for him at Anfield. Hence, a loan or permanent move to Swansea would be ideal.
He is also at the age where he is maturing professionally and the added game time will certainly help him develop further.
With Fabianski still at the club and no manager yet, Swansea appear to be playing the waiting game. The priority is, of course, to get a new manager. But eventually, the club will have to deal with the goalkeeping crisis and a move for Ward could certainly prove to be resourceful.
Will Danny Ward do well in a Swansea shirt? Only time will tell but given his potential, he could be successful for the Championship outfit.