Despite his woeful stint at St James’ Park, Swansea City are believed to be weighing up a summer move for Seydou Doumbia – the striker who couldn’t get in the NUFC squad just two years ago.
In fairness to Doumbia, his goalscoring record has tended to be brilliant wherever he’s been, with him scoring just shy 200 goals in in 342 career appearances, however his 6-month stint on Tyneside was an utter disaster.
He failed to impress both McClaren and Benitez, playing just 29 minutes of first team football – with it coming out just last week that he had a poor attitude and ‘didn’t like to train during the week’ in fear of getting injured.
That being said, it seems Swansea are open to giving the 30-year-old a second chance in the Premier League, with Portuguese reports claiming he could be snapped up for €7m this summer if Carvalhal keeps them up.
Doumbia only signed permanently at Sporting Lisbon in January, but they’re looking to cash in already according to Record, with them hoping to move the Ivorian’s £2m a year off their wage bill.
It would be interesting to see how he’d get on at Swansea if he were to be given a second crack in English football..