Swansea Transfer News: David Ngog Move Announced by Bolton

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistJanuary 27, 2014

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: David Ngog of Bolton Wanderers in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burnley and Bolton Wanderers at Turf Moor on August 03, 2013 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Swansea City have confirmed the capture of Bolton Wanderers striker David Ngog for an undisclosed fee.

Both clubs announced the transfer via their official Twitter accounts in a move that promises to give the Premier League outfit a little more depth in attack: 

Ngog has experience playing in the top flight with the Trotters as well as Liverpool, but has spent the last 18 months of his career in the Championship.

The purchase strikes as a slightly odd one considering the 24-year-old has scored just 11 times in 48 league appearances over that period.

BOLTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24:  David Ngog of Bolton Wanderers is pulled back by his shirt by Clint Hill of Queens Park Rangers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers at Reebok Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Bo
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However, Michael Laudrup would appear eager to make good on some of the potential the forward once held as a Paris Saint-Germain youth product.

Despite his drop down to England's second tier, Ngog has managed to maintain his chances of some day going on to bigger things.

His first task at the Liberty Stadium will be to ensure that Wilfried Bony can rely upon better cover moving forward, with Michu still struggling with an ankle injury.

The Swans currently sit 15th in the Premier League table, just three points away from the relegation zone and without a win in their last eight league fixtures.

Following a fairly bright start to the campaign, form has tailed off for the Welsh outfit in both attack and defence, but a tally of just seven goals in those last eight games is indicative of the impact that Michu's absence is having.

In 96 Premier League appearances, Ngog has scored a total of 12 goals and made 11 assists, per Transfermarkt. It may not be the kind of prolific scoring ratio that Swansea are in need of, but the January transfer window can often force sides into making less foreseeable movement.

Sky Sports' Peter Hall would back up the unspectacular aura that surrounds the player's acquisition:

Laudrup's side play host to Fulham on Tuesday evening (Jan. 28), where Ngog will be hoping to have his first impact back in England's first tier.