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Swansea City agree £6.5m fee with FC Twente for Luc Castaignos

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Modified 01 Jun 2014, 19:29 IST
Luc Castaignos
Luc Castaignos

Swansea City are set to make their first big summer signing after agreeing a £6.5 million fee for FC Twente striker Luc Castaignos, according to Sky Sports News.

The Netherlands Under-21 international, who scored 14 goals in 31 appearances last season, is due to have a medical and discuss personal terms with Swansea at some point next week.

Castaignos, 21, has spent the last two seasons in the Netherlands after a short spell in Italy with Inter. He has forever been linked with a move away from Holland, including to some big European sides, but Swansea seem to have pulled off a coup by agreeing a fee.

He has played 11 times for the Dutch U21s, scoring five goals. If he does join Swansea he will join forces with Wilfried Bony, who arrived from the Eredivisie last summer. Bony was signed for a club record fee of £12m from Vitesse Arnhem and scored 25 goals in his debut season in England.

Swansea manager Gary Monk will be hoping for a similar season from his potential new signing, Castaignos, and will have high hopes that the pair of strikers will fire the south Welsh side away from the bottom half of the Premier League.

Castaignos scored more goals (14) than he won tackles (9) last season.

Published 01 Jun 2014, 18:15 IST
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