Who’s this verstile 24-year-old attacker Swansea are targeting? The man to fire Swans back to the Premier League?



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According to WalesOnline, Swansea City have shown interest in Swedish attacker Kerim Mrabti, who is currently playing for Djurgardens IF.

The versatile 24-year-old mainly plays a centre-forward but he can also be deployed on the right side of the midfield. The Nacka native can play as a defensive midfielder as well and has impressed plying his trade in the Swedish Allsvenskan, since signing from IK Sirius in February 2015.

The Sweden international who has been called up to the national set-up 3 times, has been playing in the Swedish top-flight for a number of seasons. He won the Swedish Svenska Cup with Djugarden IF last season.

Mrabti started his professional career at the age of 18, turning out for third-tier side Enkopings SK. He made 18 appearances for the club, registering two goals and an assist.

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While his numbers don’t look impressive, it must be noted that Mrabti played as a defensive midfielder. In recent seasons, however, Mrabti has been deployed higher up the field and he often plays as an attacker.

In his first season at Sirius, Mrabti helped the club win a promotion to the Swedish second-tier. It was at IK Sirius that Mrabti was first deployed as an attacking midfielder, and he scored five goals in 29 games for the club. In the following season, he had no fixed position of his own.

He played across the midfield, on either wing and was also played as a centre-forward. He went on to register three goals in 26 appearances that season.

In February 2015, Mrabti earned his move to top-flight side Djurgardens. In his first season, the 24-year-old was deployed further up the field and he managed to score 4 goals and pick up a further 6 assists in 28 games.

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Unfortunately for the player, he suffered a serious anterior cruciate ligament injury in January 2016 that saw him sidelined for almost a year. But the player came back stronger as he registered the best numbers in his career so far playing as a centre-forward. He scored 9 goals and provided a further 7.

Mrabti is now playing his fourth season in the top-flight and has attracted attention from Swansea City, who will play in the Championship next season.

The talented player has evidently drawn the attention of new Swansea manager Graham Potter, as the new boss shakes up the squad in preparation for the gruelling Championship calendar. With his ability to deliver defence-splitting passes, aerial strength and ball-retention qualities, Mrabti might just inspire Swansea to find their way back to the Premier League.

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