MICHAEL Laudrup has admitted Peter Odemwingie fits the bill as Swansea City's search for a striker heads into the final week of the transfer window.
Laudrup watched his team fire a blank at Tottenham Hotspur yesterday as Roberto Soldado's penalty condemned Swansea to their second defeat of the season.
And the Swansea manager then hinted that West Brom outcast Odemwingie is a strong option as he bids to add one last player to his new-look squad.
The Evening Post revealed back on June 11 that Laudrup was keen on the 32-year-old Nigerian international, who is surplus to requirements at the Hawthorns.
And there are now suggestions that Swansea have tabled an offer of close to £2 million for Odemwingie, who is also interesting Stoke and Cardiff.
"We want to add one more who can give us that in a certain part of the game or in certain games," Laudrup said.
"And he (Odemwingie) is a player with pace who knows the league.
"But there will be many rumours and links, with our club and other clubs, between now and the transfer deadline.
"All I can say is that I am pleased with our squad now, but we just need to add one more thing and then we will be there."
Swansea struggled to create chances at White Hart Lane as Spurs chalked up a deserved 1-0 victory.
The visitors were fortunate not to concede a penalty late in the first half when Jonjo Shelvey fouled Andros Townsend in the area but referee Neil Swarbrick awarded a free-kick just outside the box.
But that did not ease Laudrup's frustration over the award of the decisive spot-kick just before the hour, when Townsend went tumbling despite there appearing to be little contact in another Shelvey challenge.
"I always say that the referee only has a second or two to decide, but the penalty wasn't a penalty," the Dane said.
"I don't know him (Townsend) well enough to say if he dived. You have to be careful saying that in this league because it can start a debate about a player.
"But he fell both times, for the penalty and the one which wasn't given, quite easily.
"The free-kick in the first half should have been a penalty, and maybe Jonjo could have stayed on his feet there, but I didn't think there was anything in the second challenge."
Despite the defeat, Laudrup was relatively pleased with a battling Swansea performance.
But he added: "We have to learn from this game. Sometimes we go too deep — the whole team, not the back four — and we feel safe because we have a lot of bodies back.
"But when you are so deep, the opposition players are on the edge of your box. Even when we play at home, we have to push up a little more."
Laudrup, who again dismissed talk that Michu could leave before the window closes, left Ki Sung-Yueng out of his 18 yesterday.
The South Korean international was part of Swansea's travelling squad, but there are suggestions that he could leave with Sunderland, Everton and at least one Bundesliga club said to be interested.
"There's a lot of things there (with Ki) and we just have to see in the next days," Laudrup said. "We are in the last week and we have to make a valuation for each player.
"If there is something we can do in certain cases, we try to do it because we don't want to keep players if there's something that is better for all parties."
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has confirmed he is in the market for a player of Ki's ilk.
"I hope I get the central midfielder I want because I think that is best for everyone," he said.