Sunderland striker Joel Asoro is negotiating personal terms with Swansea ahead of a £2m move, according to a report from the Northern Echo. 

New Swansea boss Graham Potter spent eight years as manager of Ostersunds in Sweden and knows all about the talents that Asoro possesses.

The Black Cats have accepted a £2m bid from the Swans for their academy graduate and now Asoro is discussing personal terms with the Welsh club as Potter looks to finalise a move.

Asoro has made 27 appearances for the Black Cats, netting on three occasions during his time at The Stadium of Light.

Sunderland were resigned to losing their star asset after the clubs relegation to the third tier last season.

Potter is a huge admirer of the young striker and believes that he can become a key player for Swansea next season.

The Swans manager said: “He is an exciting player. He is someone we have known for a while and he has high-end quality.

“He is very, very direct and has extreme pace which we think can help us.

“But until he is a Swansea City player I do not want to say too much.

“All I know is we have had a bid accepted and there is no news to report in terms of finalising everything.”

The striker has made eleven appearances for the Sweden U21’s, scoring three goals for his Nation.

Swansea look set to tie up a deal for the Sunderland man as the Swans look to complete their first deal of the summer window.


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