Why are people crying? We need to look at the bench and see players that can change it up if needed. Sadly that ain’t Hourihane. Good servant to the club, but if we want to continue to improve as a team, we need to upgrade players like Hourihane. No room for sentiment!
If it means they are signing Olise or Buendia I am all for it. Contract is up at season’s end and Conor can make a big impact somewhere – just not here in the PL. Given time and some space to run into he is a beast.
Last season, he scored seven goals and provided five assists in all competitions as helped Villa stay in the Premier League.
However, he has dropped down the pecking order at the club following the arrivals of a galaxy of stars in the form of Ollie Watkins, Ross Barkley and Bertrand Traore.
He has just made five appearances in all competitions this season. Dean Smith has relied on the partnership of Douglas Luiz and John McGinn, while has been overlooked as an option in the attacking midfield roles.
The Republic of Ireland international has struggled for game time and could be a superb signing for the Swans. He has played in the Championship before and would add tremendous quality to the Swansea side.
Swansea are looking to sign a proven midfielder who has got plenty of experience, and Hourihane fits the bill.