In-demand Wigan forward Kyle Joseph has reportedly agreed to join Swansea City, who have handed Celtic, Newcastle United, Rangers, Tottenham, and the other clubs in pursuit a significant setback.
The 19-year-old turned heads when he broke through into the Latics senior side in the first part of the 2020/21 campaign – scoring five times in 14 League One appearances before he was sidelined due to injury.
The teenager’s current Wigan deal is set to expire this summer and though the North West club have made him an offer, he looks to be on the move with a string of bigger sides keen.
Celtic, Newcastle, Rangers, and Spurs are among the clubs to be linked with the Scottish forward.
According to Football Insider, however, Joseph has agreed a deal to join Swansea.
It is understood that the Championship club has moved quickly to sort out terms with him and are now set to finalise their deal for him, with the Latics expected to receive compensation of around £1 million.
The signing will represent a fantastic bit of business for the Swans, particularly given top scorer Andre Ayew is leaving the club this summer.
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It seems after months of rumours and reports, Swansea have won the race for Joseph and handed a significant setback to the other chasing clubs.
The 19-year-old has looked likely to leave Wigan for some time now but with some big clubs in pursuit, it was unclear where he would be going next.
The Scottish striker appears to have snubbed the likes of Celtic, Newcastle, Rangers and Spurs in favour of moving to the Liberty Stadium – with Steve Cooper’s reputation for developing young players surely a factor.
In some ways, a move to Swansea is a positive for the Latics as it means they’re expected to receive compensation in the region of £1 million rather than the £300,000 they would’ve got had he moved to Celtic or Rangers.