As reported yesterday, Swansea City have won the race for Wigan striker Kyle Jospeh. The Championship club have today confirmed the signing of the promising 19-year-old for an undisclosed fee. Joseph’s contract with Wigan was due to expire at the end of the month.
? Swansea City has agreed the transfer of @Kyle9Joseph from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee, subject to EFL, FAW and FA clearance.
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) June 11, 2021
Joseph, who will turn 20 in September, has signed a four-year contract at the Liberty Stadium. He had been with Wigan since he was 13 and broke into the Latics’ first-team last season scoring 5 goals.
Newcastle had been linked with the Scotland U19 international since April. However, Swansea have swooped in and captured the young striker as their first signing of the summer.
In other Swansea news, Freddie Woodman is up for the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award for the Championship. Woodman is the only goalkeeper of the six nominees with the other five being forwards. The list also includes former Magpies Adam Armstrong (Blackburn) and Ivan Toney (Brentford).
The other players in contention for the award are Norwich duo Emiliano Buendia and Teemu Pukki, and Cardiff City’s Kieffer Moore. Incidentally, Buendia became Aston Villa’s record signing with his £33m from Carrow Road to Villa Park yesterday.
You can vote for Freddie or any other of the nominees here.