He may not be our first team left-back, but I’ll be hugely disappointed should we lose Stephen Kingsley to Hull.
The Scottish defender is likely to be part of any deal to bring the Tigers’ midfielder Sam Clucas to the Liberty Stadium.
Despite only making seventeen appearances for the Swans’ in between loan spells at Yeovil and Crewe, Kingsley is one of our more promising youth products in recent times.
Tipped by many as the ‘next Ben Davies’, Kingsley’s time at the Swans’ earned him a call-up to the Scottish national team.
Seen as a more forward-thinking option at left-back when Neil Taylor was first choice, the young Scotsman made his Premier League debut in a 2-1 win at Arsenal last January.
It’s a huge let-down to see such promising young defender leave the club in what many will consider an underwhelming deal with Hull. With the Tigers desperate for depth at full-back after losing Andrew Robertson and Josh Tymon to Premier League clubs, they’ll be getting an excellent player in Stephen Kingsley.
You only have to look as far as Twitter to see how highly Kingsley is rated in South-Wales…
Twitter: Wait Stephen Kingsley going the other way for sam clucas? Better be on LOAN!!!!!! (@HumphreysRhys)
Twitter: Not sure I get selling Kingsley as well? Leaves us super short at LB then? (@DanielJJames2)
Twitter: Kingsley going the other way permanently? Don’t like the sound of that, unless it’s a loan. (@VitalSwansea)
Twitter: Please say we are only letting Kingsley go on loan too (@LukePhillips90)
With the importance on survival in the Premier League becoming more prominent every year, it’s understandable that Paul Clement would rather keep faith in Martin Olsson who has become something of a fan favourite since his arrival from Norwich in January.
Now 23, Kingsley will rightly feel that he is in need of regular first-team football if he wants to keep hold of his place in the Scotland team – even if it means dropping down a division with Hull City.
While no deal has been officially agreed upon as of yet, it is now just a case of the Swans’ agreeing personal terms with Sam Clucas for the deal to go through.