Swansea City have stepped up their pursuit of Joel Asoro, with Sunderland accepting a bid for the talented young winger.
According to the BBC, Sunderland have accepted a bid from Swansea for the winger’s service, with the Sky Bet League One outfit willing to let the teenager leave for around £2m.
Asoro has been with Sunderland since 2015, but has just one year remaining on his contract at the Stadium of Light, which has opened the door to his potential exit.
Sunderland now look set to lose the 19-year-old, with Graham Potter, Swansea’s new boss, making a bid to lure Asoro out of the North East.
Potter is a long-term admirer of Asoro, who impressed last season, despite Sunderland’s relegation to the third-tier of English football.
The Swedish under-21 international made 29 appearances across all competitions for Sunderland last season, scoring three goals and registering one assist for the Black Cats.
Jack Ross is currently preparing Sunderland for the League One campaign, after he was appointed as Chris Coleman’s permanent successor at the Stadium of Light earlier this summer.
Asoro is a talent, there is no doubt about that.
For Swansea, this is a good deal, whilst for Sunderland, it’s a huge blow.
However, given the teenager’s contract situation at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland don’t have much choice here.
They need to reinvest whatever fee they receive wisely.
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