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Swansea City dealt huge boost in Kyle Joseph pursuit

Swansea City have been dealt a huge boost in their bid to bring Kyle Joseph to the Liberty Stadium this summer.

What’s been said?

That’s according to a report by Football Insider, who claim that a source has revealed that the Wigan Athletic forward has recently undergone a medical with Steve Cooper’s side ahead of a transfer to the Championship club.

The report goes on to state that Swansea will owe the League One side a compensation fee of around £1m for the centre-forward, who was also reported to be a target of both Newcastle United and Celtic.

Is Joseph a good signing?





Cooper will be buzzing

Considering just how much potential Joseph appears to possess, the fact that Swansea look as if to have landed the 19-year-old ahead of two historically big sides in Newcastle and Celtic will undoubtedly leave Cooper buzzing.

Indeed, over his 18 League One appearances for the Latics last term, the £300-per-week forward scored five goals, provided 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.

These metrics saw the Scotland U21 international¬†earn an average SofaScore match rating of 6.80, ranking him as Leam Richardson’s 10th-best performer in the third tier of English football.

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As such, all things seem to point towards Joespeh having a very bright future in the game, with Kal Naismith previously stating his belief that the youngster will go on to become a “top player” in the future, while BBC journalist Sanny Rudravajhala has also dubbed the 19-year-old a “dangerous” talent.

So, with Cooper’s reputation of being excellent with the development of youth prospects, should Joespeh indeed sign for the Swans ahead of next season, we would fully expect the Scot to go on and fulfil his potential in Wales, something which could massively contribute to Swansea going one better than they did last year and securing promotion to the Premier League.

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