Swansea City’s pursuit of Brentford’s Ryan Woods is “live” according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter.

The Swans have been after the midfielder for a while now and are set to use cash gained from selling Sam Clucas to Stoke City to lure him to the Liberty Stadium.

Woods, who is 24-years-old, is a talented midfielder who has impressed over the past three seasons in the Championship with Brentford. He joined the Bees in 2015 and has since played 127 games for them.

He started his career at Walsall as a youngster before joining Shrewsbury Town when he was 16 years-old. Woods broke into the Shrews’ first-team in the 2012/13 season and became a key player for them before leaving to join Brentford in the second tier for around £1 million.

Woods has adapted well to the step up and will be a very impressive signing for Swansea City if they can pull it off. The Swans’ new boss, Graham Potter, has been busy in recent weeks bolstering his newly inherited squad. They have signed the likes of Bersant Celina from Manchester City, Joel Asoro from Sunderland, Barrie McKay from Nottingham Forest and Yan Dhanda from Liverpool.

It is believed that Brentford value Woods at around £7 million and Swansea will be hoping to tie up a move for him before the deadline at 5pm.

It is a new era for the Swans under Graham Potter and they will be hoping for an exciting season.


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