Swansea City have entered talks with Plymouth Argyle midfielder Ruben Lameiras about a potential free transfer to the Liberty Stadium in the summer.
Lameiras is out of contract with Plymouth now the season has ended, and although the Pilgrims have offered him a new deal, the Portuguese winger may now be set for a move elsewhere following the club’s relegation to League Two at the end of the current season.
According to Football Insider, Swansea have entered into talks with the midfielder in a bid to bring him to Wales, despite the club not yet having a manager in place following the departure of Graham Potter for Brighton at the end of the season.
The 24-year-old had made 82 appearances and scored 18 goals for Plymouth since joining from Coventry two seasons ago, and was named the club’s Player of the Year at the end of this season.
So, would Lameiras be a good signing for Swansea?
We asked some of our Football League World writers for their opinions.
“This is a smart signing.
“Lameiras has been excellent in League One and has no doubt earned a chance to prove himself in the Championship.
“Swansea would be an excellent fit as well. They are a club who pride themselves on playing slick, exciting football and the Plymouth man is somebody who would fit that mould perfectly.”
“This could be a shrewd move from Swansea.
“With the likes of Dan James set to move on and the club in a difficult financial situation, they will have to be smart when it comes to strengthening in the summer transfer window, and Lameiras could fit that bill.
“The Portuguese winger has the attacking threat to potentially soften the blow of losing James, and while Lameiras has never played at this level before, James had never played at any level before this season, so that shouldn’t be something to put Swansea off.”
“I think this is a bargain of a signing.
“Lameiras has been one of Plymouth’s standout performers this season, and his goals and assists played a huge part in trying to keep them up.
“He deserves his chance in the Championship after shining at Plymouth and Coventry, and could be a very useful option for whoever takes the reins at the Liberty.”