Swansea City are close to sealing a loan-deal for Chelsea defender Marc Guehi, according to The Telegraph.
The 19-year-old is a centre-back by trade, and has two Chelsea first-team appearances to his name.
A graduate of the infamous Chelsea youth academy, Guehi has represented England at every level from U16 to U21, having worked with Cooper in 2017 at the U17 World Cup.
Cooper’s side won that tournament, and it’s expected that he’ll have Guehi available for selection in time for this weekend’s Welsh derby.
Guehi follows Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster through the Swansea doors. The forward had been heavily tipped to join Swansea and does so until the end of the season – he too was part of Cooper’s World Cup winning side three years ago.
The Chelsea man though is expected to sign a 18-month loan-deal, staying until the end of next season.
It’ll be Guehi’s first experience outside of Stamford Bridge – the Ivorian-born defender has been a prominent figure for Chelsea’s U23 squad this season, and for Aidy Boothroyd’s Young Lions side too.
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Cooper’s dealings in this transfer window have been impressive so far. He’s using his connections and his previous experiences to bring only the best to Swansea, and both Brewster and Guehi will greatly better his side.
Guehi will be a huge signing.
He’s highly tipped to have a bright future for club and country and at Swansea, under a manager like Cooper, he can only improve his game and earn some valuable experience.