Swansea City Boss Makes Admission About Potential Permanent Transfer

Swansea City head coach Luke Williams says a new contract is a possibility for winger Przemyslaw Placheta this summer despite the 26-year-old’s release last month.

The Poland international joined the Swans on a free transfer from Norwich City in January but the club announced in May that he was set to leave South Wales at the end of his short-term contract.

Placheta is currently undergoing rehab at Swansea’s training centre having suffered a serious hamstring injury in March. However, manager Williams says a new deal could still be on the cards [quotes via BBC]:

“We are still in contact with Przemy – we still have a duty of care. He sustained an injury playing for us and we have to look after him now – we have to honour that,” the 43-year-old said.

“I don’t think the door is completely shut on Przemy. I think he played some brilliant football for us, and he helped to reinvent the side a little bit.”

During his time on the Welsh coast, Placheta made 10 appearances before his injury, forming a dynamic wing partnership with Brazilian Ronald as Swansea picked up form to avoid relegation to the third tier, eventually finishing the season in 14th following a difficult start to the campaign which saw former boss Michael Duff dismissed.

Placheta himself has said he would like to stay with Swansea City, stating in February that he would be interested in signing a long-term deal with the Championship club.

The former Norwich City man, who also had a loan spell at Birmingham City, has found game time hard to come by in his time in England, picking up just 76 appearances in his four seasons in the country and scoring only three times, although he has been plagued by injuries more recently.

The winger currently has seven caps for Poland’s senior side, with the last of those appearances coming in 2021. Placheta may see a prolonged stay in South Wales as the key to returning to the international fold, where he faces stiff competition for places from the likes of former Hull City and West Bromwich Albion wide man Kamil Grosicki.

Writer’s View

A new contract for Placheta seems to be a good move for both sides. Given the improvement the Poland international made to Swansea City in his short time at the club, he would be likely to get more first team minutes than if he moved elsewhere.

From Swansea’s point of view, this is a no-brainer. Their season improved in the second half of last campaign, and keeping Placheta would go a long way to easing relegation anxieties for the coming season.

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