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FM17: Swansea Player Ratings Revealed

Here's the Swansea team on Football Manager 2017 with all the player ratings and values revealed and broken down to help you understand your squad.

I think wih the squad that Swansea have, you should at least be aiming for a midtable finish, a top half finish with a couple of signings or two, but, until you really begin to revamp the team, i think that’s the most realistic expectation.

You begin with a shaky looking defensive unit that will need some serious work if you want to fix the leaks.Further up the pitch, Swansea are actually in pretty good shape. Borja Baston and Fernando Llorente are two 3.5 star or higher strikers and with the four-star Gylfi Sigurdsson providing the creativity, goals shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

Surprisingly, the Swansea board give you a pretty decent transfer budget. If you decided to sell a couple of players, that could easily rise to around £40million which is plenty of money to bring in two, even three, quality signings to improve your team from the get-go.

Swansea’s starting transfer and wage budgets are as follows:

Transfer budget: £23,600,000

Wage bidget: £1,209,131


PositionPlayerCurrent RatingPotential RatingAgeNationalityValue
GoalkeeperLukasz Fabianski3.53.531Poland£11m
GoalkeeperKristoffer Nordfeldt2.52.527Sweden£5.5m

Lukasz Fabianski will definitely be a solid enough option for you in your first season at 3.5 stars, but moving forwards you might want to think about a long-term replacement. Perhaps selling Nordfeldt could get you the funds you need.


PositionPlayerCurrent RatingPotential RatingAgeNationalityValue
DefenderKyle Naughton3327England£8m
DefenderAngel Rangel2.52.533Spain£800k
DefenderNeil Taylor3327Waes£9.25m
DefenderStephen Kingsley2.53.521Scotland£2.1m
DefenderFederico Fernandez3327Argentina£12m
DefenderAlfie Mawson2.53.522England£4.2m
DefenderMike van der Hoorn2.5323Netherlands£2.8m
DefenderJordi Amat33.524Spain£9m

Your defence is the weakest area of your team and the one that’s going to require the biggest overhaul if you want to see improvement. You don’t start with a single defender above three-star current ability, Stephen Kingsley, Mike van der Hoorn and Jordi Amat the only players with the potential to reach 3.5 stars. Naughton and Amat are good enough fullbacks, but you should look to invest in a leading centre-half to sure up what could be a very shaky defence. With a transfer budget of over £23million, you should have enough funds to bring in a quality centre-back in the first transfer window.


PositionPlayerCurrent RatingPotential RatingAgeNationalityValue
MidfielderJack Cork3.53.527England£12.75m
MidfielderLeon Britton3333England£1.1m
MidfielderKi Sung Yeung3.53.527Korea£13.25m
MidfielderLeroy Fer3326Netherlands£10m
MidfielderJay Fulton2322Scotland£950k
MidfielderNathan Dyer3328England£10m
MidfielderModou Barrow2.5323Gambia£5.5m
MidfielderWayne Routledge3.53.531England£3.6m
MidfielderDaniel James22.518Wales£400k
MidfielderJefferson Montero3326Ecuador£12.5m
MidfielderGylfi Sigurosson4426Iceland£22m

Midfield is a slight improvement on your back four, with four players either three and a half stars or above; Jack Cork, Ki Sung Yeung and Wayne Routledge are all 3.5 star players whilst Gylfi Sigurdsson commands four-stars. Sigurdsson will be your primary creative outlet and you should look to play him behind the striker and build your midfield around him. You could look to offload Montero and Dyer to receive a combined £22.5million, which will be enough to bring in some better replacements with more potential.


PositionPlayerCurrent RatingPotential RatingAgeNationalityValue
StrikerFernando Llorente4431Spain£8m
StrikerBorja Baston3.5423Spain£14m

You’re in good shape up front with Fernando Llorente already a four-star player and Borja Baston with the ability to reach four-star ability. He begins on 3.5 stars and enough game time should see him develop quite early. At 31, Llorente won’t have the stamina to play each game, but rotating between the two will see the goals flow, hopefully.

Oli Stein

Football Editor

Oli graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in History and has been RealSport's football editor since September 2016.

He's a Tottenham Hotspur fan first and objective football writer second!

Oli is also a defensive end for American football club the London Blitz, starting his career on the offensive line with his Bristol university team.

FM17: Swansea Player Ratings Revealed

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