The deal to bring Kyle Bartley back to Leeds took another twist last night, of course the Leeds United number one target wouldn’t be straight forward to sign. Swansea lost in a crunch game last night at home to Southampton meaning only a win on the final day and two Huddersfield defeats will save them, and our bid for Bartley is more straightforward, what could possibly go wrong?
Swansea have the best run-in of any of the bottom sides but it seems since we were linked to Kyle Bartley they have sunk like a brick but it has been going on for weeks. In reality the outcome of them staying up is still very possible because they host Stoke on the final day and Huddersfield travel to Chelsea tonight before hosting Arsenal on the final of the season. Chelsea are back in the hunt for the Champions League so they need to win tonight and Arsenal’s game at the John Smiths Stadium will be the final farewell for Arsene Wenger so you would expect the players will really want to put on a show and help send him on his way with a win and typically Arsenal performance, the problem is away from home that is typically a loss at the moment.
Leeds will still try to sign Kyle Bartley in the summer even if Swansea are relegated but it does make the deal much more complicated because if they do come down they have a ready made captain and Championship defender within their ranks. Bartley is keen on the Leeds move according to Phil Hay and Leeds see him as a marquee signing and one that can sort the defence out. He would also command the captaincy most probably because we lack leaders and he was one even during his loan spell with us under Garry Monk. Let’s hope that Swansea to survive, we land Kyle Bartley as soon as the window opens and then we host Huddersfield on the opening day of next season.