Swansea City supporters could be in for an exciting end to the transfer window as the Championship outfit are weighing up a double swoop for Bristol City’s Zak Vyner and FC Köln’s Kristian Pedersen, according to reports.
The Swans have had a mild summer in relation to new arrivals, although plenty have gone the opposite way, such as Ryan Manning, Morgan Whittaker, Olivier Ntcham and most recently, Joel Piroe.
Jerry Yates, Ukrainian striker Mykola Kukharevych and Arsenal loanee Charlie Patino are a few names to arrive through the door at the Swansea.com Stadium but Michael Duff is keen to add a few more additions before the transfer window closes this Friday.
The Daily Mail are reporting that Vyner and Pedersen have garnered interest from Duff and the board as both men have experience in England’s second tier.
Vyner currently plays under Nigel Pearson at Ashton Gate, while Pedersen wore a Birmingham City shirt from 2018 to 2022 before eventually leaving for Cologne in the Bundesliga last summer.
However, Pedersen has appeared just six times in the league for Köln since joining the Billy Goats on a free transfer and is now looking for a return to English football, with Swansea City set to offer the fullback a lifeline.
Vyner’s situation is very different. The centre-back was voted as the Players’ Player of the Year last season and is an integral part of Pearson’s team but the 26-year-old has merely twelve months remaining on his current deal.
Bristol City offered the defender a new deal two weeks ago but the player has still not put pen to paper over a contract extension.
The Robins are in a situation where they will need to either sell Vyner before the transfer deadline passes or else risk losing him for free next summer, recuperating nothing. With the clock ticking, there is a decent chance that Bristol City do agree a deal with Swansea City.
Swansea will be much more secure at the back should they secure the signatures of Vyner and Pedersen.