Vote: Who would you like to see at Swansea City?
SWANSEA City are in a queue of clubs looking to do business on a forward before transfer windows close all over Europe.
Competition is fierce in the late summer market, particularly where players capable of scoring goals are concerned.
Hence Swansea are lining up a move for Peter Odemwingie, a 32-year-old who has had his problems at West Bromwich Albion.
And hence the Baggies are able to demand a significant fee even for a player who has surely kicked his last ball in an Albion shirt.
Generally speaking, clubs do not want to lose players who might find the target for them.
And they are even more reluctant to let them go at this time of year given that their chances of finding a replacement would be slim at best — hence Michael Laudrup has stressed that selling Michu is out of the question at this late stage.
So the job of finding forwards is not easy, particularly when the club on the hunt do not have money to burn.
That is the situation Swansea are in now.
It was similar in January when, after selling Danny Graham to Sunderland, Laudrup was on the hunt for a new forward.
Back then Swansea did not get one.
Huw Jenkins is convinced it will be a different story at the end of this window — but the options are not plentiful.
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