Sources: Joseph snubs Celtic, Rangers and Newcastle offers to agree Swansea City deal
Swansea City have agreed a deal to sign Wigan Athletic striker Kyle Joseph in a blow to rival suitors Celtic, Newcastle United and Tottenham, Football Insider has learned.
The teenage Scot, 19, has attracted strong interest from the Glasgow giants and Premier League elite after snubbing the League One club’s offer of a new deal.
A Swansea source has told Football Insider that the club have move quickly to agree terms with Joseph following talks over the past week.
This is a blow to Newcastle and Celtic, who were in contact over signing him and both offered long-term contracts.
Rangers and Tottenham also sounded out the teenage star before pulling out of the race.
Swansea will now finalise a deal for promising Joseph, with a compensation fee of close to £1million to be paid to Wigan.
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One advantage the Championship outfit have is that manager Steve Cooper is able to offer the rising star regular game time.
Swansea are set to lose Wayne Routledge and Andre Ayew this month as both players are out of contract on 30 June.
It leaves them with Jamal Lowe, Morgan Whittaker and Liam Cullen as their main forward options ahead of what will be their fourth successive season in the Championship.
Joseph, who missed the final months of last season with a back injury, is a Scotland youth international and has made waves in League One.
The London-born youngster, who has been capped at Scotland at Under-19 level, did not make his debut until October and then banged in five goals from just 14 league appearances.