Three reasons Southampton should hijack Swansea £6m bid for Scott Armstrong

According to reports in The Sun, Swansea City are lining up a £6m move for Celtic midfielder Scott Armstrong as a replacement for Gylfi Sigurdsson, who completed his move to Everton on Wednesday.

The Sun says that the 25-year-old, who has just one year remaining on his current contract and is yet to agree a new deal, could be open to a move to the Premier League after some fine performances for the Bhoys last season.

However, The Sun says that Celtic are putting the Scotland international under pressure to agree on the terms that he has been offered, or the Scottish Premiership holders will withdraw their offer.

The report adds that the Swans’ Premier League rivals Southampton have also taken a look at the player in recent weeks, and they may now have been persuaded to make their own move.

Here are three reasons Southampton should hijack Swansea’s bid to sign Armstrong…