Swansea City are close to signing Rangers’ Declan John according to a report from STV.
The 23-year-old defender, who has been capped five times by Wales, started his career at Cardiff City and would make over 40 appearances in five years for the club. He struggled to get a first team spot with the Bluebirds and instead had to get a lot of experience out on loan at clubs such as Barnsley and Chesterfield. He would eventually sign for Rangers on loan and as that was a success, he made that a move a permanent one.
But while John only signed that permanent deal back in December, his place in the first team might already be gone. New head coach Steven Gerrard has been busy in the transfer market this summer he looks to end Celtic’s 8-year run as the champions of the Scottish Premier League which has included the signings of Borna Barisic and Jon Flanagan. With Lee Wallace already being at the club, this leaves John with a very tough path to the first team.
This means Rangers are willing to sell and with just a few hours left in the transfer window, Swansea are stepping up to sign him. They obviously don’t mind that John is a product of their most fierce rivals and believe that he would help strengthen the left side of their defence. Their head coach Graham Potter has been keen to improve their team and even after opening the season with a 2-1 win over Sheffield United and John could be a great addition for them.