Premier League new boys Swansea targeting World Cup winner

The new Premier League season is only a week away, but Swansea City are still searching for new players to help build their squad for life in English football’s top flight.

One target for the Welsh side comes as a surprise though with reports suggesting that they are lining up an ambitious move for ex-Juventus striker David Trezeguet.

The Frenchman is available on a free transfer having left Spanish club Hercules and Swans boss Brendan Rogers is hoping he can persuade him to give life in the Premier League a go.

This would certainly be a marquee signing for Swansea and one which would highlight their ambitions for the season ahead. They want to make an impact on the Premier League and hope the experience of Trezeguet can help them do that.

The 33-year-old certainly has a lot of goal-scoring pedigree. He scored 34 goals in 71 internationals for France, including a significant role in the 1998 World Cup winning side.

He perhaps has something to prove in the latter stages of his career too and this might mean he is willing to take on the challenge at Swansea. So, if Rogers’ interest proves true, there are some interesting discussions to be had.

Swansea are also close to signing Dutch international Michel Vorm as their new No.1 goalkeeper. The 27-year-old should be available for the opening game of the season this weekend.

Elsewhere, Swansea are not the only newly promoted club in the middle of unexpected transfer speculation. Newcastle United are said to be lining up a £3.5m bid for Norwich City striker Grant Holt, while Queens Park Rangers are still eyeing up the possible loan signing of Liverpool and England midfielder Joe Cole.

Trezeguet moving to Wales would be the pick of the transfer stories concerning the Premier League new boys this summer though. Of course a deal is a long way off, but many have always wondered how the Frenchman would succeed in the Premier League.

Who knows, they might have the chance to find out as Swansea make their move on the World Cup winning free agent.

Tommy graduated from Sheffield University in 2009 with a Journalism degree and has worked in various professional industry posts including the football print media.