Swansea City

Swansea City transfer round-up: Swans agree fee for Sunderland’s Asoro, West Brom close in on Bartley and Ayew nears loan exit

It’s already been a busy week as far as Swansea City are concerned with transfer news aplenty.

It emerged this morning that the Swans have agreed a deal with newly relegated League One side Sunderland to sign Joel Asoro.

The 19-year-old Swedish winger is set to arrive at the Liberty on a deal worth around £2 million after telling Sunderland he wants to leave the club.

Asoro arrived at the Stadium of Light in 2015 as a youngster, joining from home country club IF Brommapojkarna.

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In his three years with Sunderland, he has made 27 league appearances, earning himself 11 Sweden under-21 caps along the way.

Asoro was one of the shining lights of a dismal season of last for the Black Cats, when they suffered a second successive relegation.

It’s expected the deal for Swansea to sign Asoro will progress rather quickly after the two clubs agreed a deal, with contract negotiations and a medical to sort out in the coming days.

Kyle Bartley

Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley looks set for a move to fellow Championship club West Bromwich Albion.

It was thought that Bartley would return to Leeds on a permanent deal, having enjoyed a successful loan spell during the 2016/17 season.

The defender was believed to be a priority of United’s this summer, however their slow movements have allowed West Brom to move into pole position.

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Swansea City aren’t keen on losing Bartley following relegation, and especially not to a Championship rival.

However, it appears the player does want to leave due to limited play time in South Wales – he made just five league appearances last season – and West Brom are in talks to offer him an escape route.

Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew will all but certainly depart Swansea City this summer, however, it now appears his departure will come in the form of a loan deal.

Ayew re-joined the Swans in January from West Ham in a deal worth around £18 million and his wages mean he simply can’t stay put following relegation.

It appears clubs are not willing to meet Ayew’s valuation, which still stands strong with three years remaining on his current contract.

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However, there’s still interest in the player and a season-long loan deal now looks the most likely.

Turkish giants Besiktas are reportedly keen to sign Ayew on a loan deal this summer, but some of their Turkish rivals are also said to be keeping tabs.

(Featured image: Pierre-Yves Beaudouin)