As with many newly relegated sides, departures are a thing to expect, but in Swansea’s case, it seems that Andrew Ayew and Borja Baston are both set for short-term departures.
According to the WalesOnline, Swansea are set to part ways with Ayew temporarily, with the Welsh side believed to only be allowing the Ghanian to leave on loan, presumably for an anticipated return to the Premier League.
On a less surprising front, Borja Baston will be leaving the club for Alaves on another loan, with the Swans most likely to be looking to recuperate a sizable share of the £16m they spent for Spaniard in 2016. Baston has scored just one goal in 18 games while at Swansea, he was also relegated with Malaga last year, netting two in 20.
The moves come as huge disappointments for the club, with Baston Swansea’s former record signing, and Ayew the man that took that title from him. Ayew returned to the Liberty in January to help the Swans fight their relegation battle, but his partnership with brother Jordan wasn’t enough to save the Welsh side.
Ayew and Baston’s potential departures come as no shock, with Swansea seemingly helpless to stop the mass onslaught of player’s vying for moves out of South Wales.
Kyle Bartley looks destined for West Brom, with Alfie Mawson and Federico Fernandez also said to be want-aways. Graham Potter will be hoping that he can keep hold of last season’s top goal scorer Jordan Ayew, who proved to be a rare spark last year in Swansea’s dull season.