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.