Swansea’s sale of Wilfried Bony to Manchester City saw them cop £28m, but left them desperately short of options up front.
The summer is sure to see boss Garry Monk go striker shopping with his teeming transfer war chest and Wolfsburg goalsmith Bas Dost believed to be a target.
It’s 4/1 the Dutchman is enthralling the Liberty Stadium faithful next term, the second-shortest price in a market containing five Premier League representatives.
The shortest of the bunch is 3/1-rated Stoke, but the Swans – 91/100 to down Hull next – must do all they can to land one of the Bundesliga’s most lethal sharpshooters.
He’s the Dutch equivalent of Harry Kane.
Spurs’ flavour of this month and many months prior has revelled in 2015, scoring 14 of his 19 league goals following the turn of the year.
Dost kicked off January having troubled the scorers just twice.
By the time the month (which contained just one game) had concluded he had doubled his tally, and currently stands on 15 for the campaign.
Strikers hailing from the Netherlands tend to flourish in the Premier League.
Sure, there have been many duds, but the land of clogs and Edam has produced some of the English top-flights finest goalscorers.
Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dennis Bergkamp and Robin van Persie are just a handful of strikers schooled in the Eredivisie to have devastated defences on these shores and Dost, the Emmen academy graduate, can follow in their footsteps.
Strikers imported from the top division in Dutch football have a certain stigma attached to them, owing to the track records of players such as Jozy Altidore, Mateja Kezman and Afonso Alves.
They were prolific in this league, only to flop emphatically in Blighty.
Natives of the Netherlands, though, don’t tend to fare as badly.
Dost has done the business in one of Europe’s top leagues.
With 25 goals in 55 Wolfsburg appearances, the 25-year-old has proved himself at one of the highest levels in the professional game.
In doing so he has dispelled concerns that he was only capable of punishing the inferior defences of the Eredivisie.
If he can stockpile the strikes in Germany as well as the country of his birth, he is capable of getting goals in the Premier League.