Swansea City are closing in on the signing of Wigan Athletic forward Kyle Joseph, as reported by BBC Sport Wales.
The Lowdown: Swansea look to rebuild after gut-wrenching play-off final loss
As 2021/22 preparations begin, Swansea City will seek to make the additions necessary to bounce back from their agonising Sky Bet Championship play-off final defeat against Brentford last month [Sky Sports].
However, they now seem to be close to their first summer addition to their forward line, as they look to replace the void left by their now departed talisman Andre Ayew [GOAL].
Is Joseph a good signing for Swansea City?
The Latest: Kyle Joseph is Liberty Stadium bound despite Champions League interest
Swansea City are now expected to wrap up the free signing of Scotland Under-21 starlet Joseph [BBC].
Intriguingly, the Welsh outfit are unserstood to have beaten off competition from 2021/22 UEFA Champions League competitors Celtic and Rangers in Scotland, as well as Premier League clubs Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur for his services [Football Insider].
As the London-born striker is under the age of 24, Swansea City are set to shell out a compensation fee of close to £1 million to Wigan Athletic in order to acquire their man [Football Insider].
The Verdict: Joseph is a coup for Swansea City
Certainly, the acquisition of a man sought after by top clubs across the country is a coup for Swansea City. Enjoying an impressive debut Sky Bet League One season, the 19-year-old notched six goal contributions from 20 appearances last campaign [Transfermarkt].
With the right coaching and development pathway, Joseph could progress into being a regular Sky Bet Championship goal-scorer which may net Swansea City a hefty sell-on fee further down the line, or of course the ultimate goal of firing the club to promotion.
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