Swansea manager Garry Monk says that he is excited by the transfer market that is about to start in the next few weeks. Swansea had a tough season that brought them back to earth after a campaign in which they lifted their first major title in the history of the club. Out went Michael Laudrup and in came Monk to steady the ship. He certainly achieved this and help the club to finish in the Premier league for another season. This was extremely important for the club given the relegation would have cost them a lot of money.

Swansea will now be preparing for the new Premier league campaign hoping to avoid the mistakes of last season. They are expected to be active in the transfer market, as they have already released players like David Ngog towards the end of last season. After signing a new three-year contract to stay at the club, Monk will be trying to show his expertise in the transfer market as well. They have already brought in former Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski on a free transfer. He is likely to be a major signing after having helped Arsenal win the FA Cup last season.

A big challenge for the club will be to retain the services of Wilfried Bony, who is linked with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea. “I am excited about what we might be able to do this summer of course. I know how I want to do it. I know what players I want and I know what to say to people. We are not going to get every deal done, but that’s part of the process — that’s the way it works. But I think we have proved already that we can attract good players to the club by signing Lukasz Fabianski, and I am hopeful that we can get a few more,” said Monk.