SWANSEA City say they have put more work than ever into avoiding transfer market mistakes this summer as they prepare to unveil Federico Fernandez.
The Argentina international centre-back was in Swansea for a medical yesterday and hopes to secure his move from Napoli today.
Swansea are expected to pay close to £8 million for Fernandez, a player they have been monitoring for months.
And Huw Jenkins has revealed the Liberty club have put in the hours in a bid to ensure their recruitment is right.
"All the signings we've made this year, we've spent a lot of time watching," said the Swansea chairman.
"Sometimes it takes a bit of extra time to get these players but it's worth it.
"In some cases in the past, we may have signed players we haven't seen enough of.
"We have tried to eradicate that this year.
"We're trying to make sure we make better choices."
Swansea are still in the hunt for recruits even with Fernandez all but signed, with Garry Monk keen for a full-back and a holding midfielder.
Jack Cork — another player Swansea have admired for some time — has again been linked with a move to Wales amid suggestions he will leave Southampton because he has only a year left on his contract.
"We would like to have got all our signings sorted quicker, but we're on the right path," Jenkins added.
"It's a case now of getting the numbers in the squad right to make sure we have enough cover between now and January."