Swansea City are considering a move to bring Kyle Joseph to the Liberty Stadium this summer.
That’s according to a report by Wales Online, who claim that the Wigan Athletic forward has emerged as a transfer target for Steve Cooper’s side in the upcoming transfer window.
It is stated that, despite the fact that the Latics have offered the 19-year-old a new deal at the DW Stadium, as his current deal expires at the end of his month, the Scotland U21 international looks set to become available on a free transfer in the coming weeks.
Wales Online also report that a number of other clubs, such as Celtic, Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Sheffield United and Preston North End, are also keeping a close eye on the situation of the £90k-rated youngster ahead of a potential summer move.
Considering just how impressive Joseph was for Wigan this season, it is not surprising that a whole host of clubs are interested in acquiring the forward’s services this summer.
Over his 18 League One appearances for Leam Richardson’s side this term, the 19-year-old scored five goals, registered one assist and created one big chance for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 1.8 shots and winning 3.6 duels per game.
And, when factoring in Joseph’s tender age, these displays for Wigan would appear to indicate that the striker has a very bright future in the game, with this being an opinion that his former teammate Kal Naismith agrees with, with the 29-year-old stating his belief that Joseph will go on to become a “top player” in the future, while the youngster has also been described as already being a “dangerous” talent.
As such, it would be highly advisable for Cooper to do all he can to convince the youngster of a move to Wales this summer, as the 19-year-old could well go on to play a huge role in any success the Swans may have in the future.
However, with a considerable amount of interest from some of the United Kingdom’s biggest clubs, a deal will certainly not be an easy one to get over the line for the 41-year-old Swansea boss.