Plymouth Argyles Portuguese winger Ruben Lameiras is closing in on a deal with Championship side Swansea, according to Football Insider.
Lameiras is one of a number of key Argyle players out of contract this summer and he’s almost certain to leave the club following their relegation to League Two. The former Spurs trainee was a key player for them last season, with 11 goals and six assists in the league.
Lisbon-born Lameiras began his career at White Hart Lane, spending a short time on loan in Norway with Åtvidabergs FF. He later spent two seasons with Coventry City, leaving as they were relegated to League Two just as he appears to be doing with Plymouth.
Lameiras had been linked with a move to Ligue 1 with Bordeaux but after being strongly recommended by Tottenham’s academy director John McDermott, he now looks likely to move to south Wales.
Swansea have recently lost manager Graham Potter, but are still looking to put a squad together capable of challenging the top six in the Championship next season.
24-year-old Lameiras has certainly earned his stripes in the lower divisions and looks ripe for a chance to show what he can do on a bigger stage.
This isn’t a surprise. Lameiras really came to the fore last season and came close to keeping Plymouth in League One. He’s quick, tricky on the ball and can make goals as well as score them.
He needs to be in a team with a passing philosophy and that’s Swansea down to a tee.
Picking him up on a free transfer could be one of the best moves the Swans make this summer.