Wales Online are reporting that both Swansea City and Newcastle are in a race to sign Las Palmas attacking midfielder Jonathan Viera.
This is the first time we seem to have been linked with this Spanish winger/attacking midfielder player, which seems surprising since we’ve been linked with so many players already this summer.
The other club said to be interested in the player are Everton FC who seem to want to become the new Manchester City as they spend big bucks on their players this summer and have brought in lots of players in this particular transfer window.
27 year-old Las Palmas attacking midfielder Jonathan Viera
Of course, it helps when Everton can sell one player – striker Romelu Lukaku – to Manchester United for a whopping £75M as the transfer market goes crazy this summer.
Viera started his career at his home town club Las Palmas but then moved to Valencia in 2012 for two years and then Standard Liege for one year before returning to Las Palmas two years ago.
Last season in 31 La Liga games he scored 7 goals and had 8 assists.
The once capped Spanish U21 International would not come cheap with the release clause in his Las Palmas contract said to be set at €30M (about £26.3M).
If Swansea do sell their number 10 Gylfi Sigurdsson this summer they will have plenty of money to spend on a replacement and could easily afford the€30M if they want to meet the release contact in Viera’s contract.
We would be very surprised if Newcastle would be willing to pay out €30M for this player, although there is a possibility we could get Viera for less than that.
That’s always A\assuming this report is accurate and Rafa is interested in this Spanish forward, but at least he will have all the information he needs about Viera from his many Spanish contacts.
What do you think?