Swansea City join race to sign Wigan starlet

Rumours circulating online suggest Swansea City have joined the race to sign Wigan Athletic centre forward Kyle Joseph after the youngster failed to agree terms for a contract extension at the DW stadium. The 19-year-old was the Latics' third highest scorer last season, and despite only making 18 league appearances over the course of the season, Joseph managed an impressive 5 goals, making 1 assist in what has been a breakthrough season for the young English striker.

The Swans will have to fend off a number of clubs if they are to land the London-born goal-scorer after Celtic, Rangers, Tottenham, Newcastle and Sheffield United have each all been linked to a potential move for the teenager over the last 24 hours.


Last season, Joseph scored 6 goals in 4 FA Youth Cup outings on a run which saw the Wigan U18s team breeze their way to the quarter-finals of the competition after brushing aside FC Croyden in a game where Joseph scored 4 times, and then going on to beat Spurs U18s and Birmingham City U18s, before losing out to Manchester United's U18s in a narrow 2-1 defeat away from home.


If Swansea are successful in their pursuit of the Wigan frontman, Joseph would be competing with fellow youngsters Liam Cullen and Morgan Whittaker for a place in Swansea's matchday squad.


Is Kyle Joseph the answer to a lacking Swansea City attack? I'm not sure, however, he will most certainly be hungry to impress the Jack Army and could provide some much needed competition for that centre-forward position next season.

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