Swansea City are closing in on their first permanent deal of the summer transfer window just days after seeing their Championship campaign come to an end in the play-offs, according to BBC Sport.
The South Wales outfit suffered a 3-2 aggregate defeat in their play-off semi-final against Brentford, with this curtailing the season for Steve Cooper’s side after they sealed a 1-0 victory over the Bees in the first leg at the Liberty Stadium.
The latest Brentford clash represented the official final appearance for many of Swansea’s loan players including the likes of Conor Gallagher and Rhian Brewster, while veterans Wayne Routledge and Kyle Naughton are also now out of contract.
However, it now appears as though Swansea are close to adding their first name to the squad ahead of their third straight Championship campaign, with the BBC reporting on Friday that they are close to sealing their first permanent addition.
There has not yet been any indication regarding the identity of this potential signing, but it would see the Swans continue their early transfer business after they allowed second-choice goalkeeper Erwin Mulder to re-join Heerenveen yesterday.
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This will come as surprising news for Swansea fans who have become accustomed to seeing their club sign loan players and free agents in recent times, but they will definitely be fending off their excitement until the player’s identity becomes clear.
It is no secret that Swansea will have serious concerns regarding their squad depth given the swathes of players set to depart the club this summer, but head of recruitment Andy Scott will surely have a range of potential options to replace them.
However, it also remains possible that some of Swansea’s loan stars could extend their stay in SA1 – particularly Rhian Brewster who has been a massive hit – while there could yet be new deals for the likes of Naughton and Routledge.