Swansea City man Kyle Joseph is to join Blackpool as part of the club’s deal to sign Seasiders striker Jerry Yates, as per Football Insider.
Joseph, 21, spent last season on loan at Oxford United. He scored nine goals in 37 League One outings with the U’s having a mediocre third tier campaign.
The young Scottish striker has registered a decent goal scoring record every time he’s played in League One and Blackpool fans will be hoping he helps fire them to a promotion charge this coming season.
Yates is heading the other way with a move to the Swans a known likelihood for a short while now with a fee agreed earlier this week.
However, the latest reports state Swansea City have added Joseph to the deal in what is a surprise move by the Welsh club.
A boost for Blackpool
Losing a prolific goalscorer like Yates is a blow and it would be for any side, but they can take some solace in Joseph coming the other way.
Reports emerged just yesterday suggesting Joseph had several admirers in League One, so Blackpool do have themselves a sought-after striker.
At 21-year-old there is room to grow and develop and it will be hoped that while he may not hit Yates-like numbers straight away, eventually he can become a valuable player in the Seasiders’ squad.
Joseph’s career will likely be helped by this move. A permanent drop down to League One will increase his game time and allow the youngster time to find his feet at a club without moving from one to another on loan.
It will be interesting to see how both Yates and Joseph fare as they embark on a new era in both of their career.
The season starts in just over three weeks and both men will be looking to hit the ground running and impress their new supporters.