Swansea City have continued to go from bad to worse this season as the club could be dealt another major blow in January with star midfielder Charlie Patino reportedly set for a move to Serie A giants Juventus, according to reports.
Ever since now-Southampton head coach Russell Martin left the Welsh outfit during the summer, issues on and off the pitch have been piling up. The Swans have picked up just two wins in their last 11 league outings, including merely one victory over their five most recent games.
A draw away at Coventry City on Friday night has left Swansea City 17th in the Championship table, eight points above the relegation zone but nine points off the final playoff place which is currently occupied by Hull City.
Furthermore, Swansea have some gruelling fixtures on the near horizon against West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City, Southampton and Leicester City which could leave the club in a dangerous position by the end of January should they continue dropping points.
Additionally, Swansea City are managerless ever since Michael Duff was relieved of his duties at the beginning of December and have won merely two games since under caretaker boss Alan Sheehan.
Now, the side could be set to lose Charlie Patino in January. According to a report from Tuttosport, via Sports Mole, Patino’s parent club Arsenal could look to complete a swap deal with Juventus for ex-Everton striker Moise Kean, which would see Patino go the other way, thus ending his loan spell at the Swansea.com Stadium.
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Swansea City need all the help they can get right now, having struggled to kick into second gear this season. Patino has been an important member of the Swans’ squad this term and could be a major loss for the side in an attempt to climb up the Championship table.
Nevertheless, Swansea need to invest in the squad in January, regardless of whether Patino stays or leaves, and most importantly, the board need to get a new manager in who can help keep them well away from the bottom three.