£16m signing thinks Swansea will be in a good place if they beat Newcastle
Sam Clucas was linked with a move to Newcastle a number of times, including over the course of this summer.
The midfielder’s eventual £16m transfer fee when signing for Swansea City, outlining why he would never have been a realistic buy for Newcastle under Mike Ashley’s tight purse strings in this transfer window.
Whilst they did lose Gylfi Sigurdsson and Llorente, Swansea also picked up Tammy Abraham after Mike Ashley failed to back Rafa Benitez’ early window transfer targets.
The return of Wilfrid Bony and purchase of Roque Mesa has seen further strengthening, whilst landing Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich on a one year £8.5m loan deal made many pundits take notice.
Swansea have a much changed team whilst Rafa relies mainly on the side who got promotion, Sam Clucas thinks a win for his new club would ‘make a great start to the season’.
At the moment Newcastle are on three points and Swansea a point higher, with both clubs expected to be fighting it out towards the bottom end, this could be an early pointer towards getting early momentum and staying up.
Sam Clucas talking to official Swansea site:
“I am looking forward to the game and I am looking forward to seeing a full Liberty Stadium.
“Hopefully, if we can get a win, that will mean we have made a great start to the season. I think will be where we want to be if we can get three points.
“Newcastle will be fighting for points as well I am sure.
“It is a big game for both clubs but we are looking forward to it.
“I was fortunate that the manager trusted me to go straight in at Palace.
“It was a bit of a surprise to go straight into the side but that probably helped me. We played well and we deserved the win.
Hopefully I can try to repay the manager’s faith and the club’s faith by putting in some performances.
“I see Swansea as a stable Premier League club who deserve to be at this level.
“Hopefully this year with the squad we’ve got and the management we’ve got, we should be trying to move up towards the top half.”
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