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Swansea City’s imminent signing provides light at the end of the tunnel for Leeds United

It has been no secret that Leeds United fans are not feeling particularly satisfied with their side’s transfer business so far this summer.

Just two new players have arrived at Elland Road, with Lewis Baker joining from Chelsea on a season long loan, and Leif Davis completing a move from Morecambe and joining up with the Whites’ Under 23 side.

Yesterday, Leeds United suffered several large setbacks. First of all, it was revealed that long term goalkeeper target Angus Gunn was set to move to Premier League side Southampton on a permanent basis.

Following that, talks broke down between Leeds and Matej Vydra after a dispute over wages, and to make matters worse, West Bromwich Albion closed in on a deal to sign former Leeds United defender Kyle Bartley.

It’s fair to say it was an awful day for Leeds United fans, but relax. There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, albeit not a particularly bright one.

That light comes in the form of recently relegated Swansea City. According to the Derby Telegraph, Swansea City are closing in on the signing of young Swedish striker Joel Asoro from Sky Bet League One side Sunderland.

The 19-year-old is highly thought of, and the Swans look to have beaten off interest from second tier rivals Derby County, as well as Premier League giants Arsenal.

It may seem like none of this has any connection to Leeds United but it does. The Whites have been linked with a move for Swans striker Oli McBurnie since the end of the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship season, but it seemed he was destined to remain at the Welsh club.

However, with Swansea set to announce the signing of new striker Asoro in the coming days, this could open the door for McBurnie to leave the club, and Leeds United to pounce.

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