Swansea City’s recent relegation to the Championship has only been a matter of days and already the club are lining up potential deals for next season.
According to BBC Sport, the Swans are very close to signing the talented Liverpool youngster Yan Dhanda, with the Birmingham-born forward out of contract in the summer.
The 19-year-old is highly rated and has been one of Liverpool’s most promising prospects for many years.
However, he looks set for an Anfield exit and a move to the Swans comes at a time during which the South Wales outfit are looking to establish a squad that can target promotion next season.
Dhanda’s arrival would represent a shrewd piece of business.
Having joined Liverpool from West Brom in 2013, Dhanda was once one of the Baggies most prized possessions and a star of the club’s academy system.
His move to Merseyside, at the age of 15, angered former Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace at the time, who was quick to show his discomfort with the bigger sides stealing their best talents.
However, Swansea will be delighted if the Liverpool midfielder moves to the Liberty Stadium.
After all, the Championship could be the perfect platform for the teenager considering the likes of Nottingham Forest and Leeds have previously shown an interest in his talents.
A move to Wales could be the perfect opportunity for Dhanda to showcase what the likes of Leeds and Forest were missing out on.
The youngster was a regular feature in the Reds’ Premier League 2 campaign, and his jump to the Championship could be the perfect opportunity for him to establish himself in the senior game.