Swansea City have reportedly submitted a £1.5 million bid in the battle to sign Stoke City defender Josh Tymon according to a report from TeamTalk.
The 24-year-old is reportedly set to be given the green light to depart Alex Neil’s side before Friday’s deadline, whilst the Swans are in need of a left-back before the window slams shut.
Who is Josh Tymon?
The full-back began his professional career with Hull City, before making the switch to Stoke in July 2017. He’s since had loan spells with MK Dons and Famalicao, whilst featuring over 120 times for Alex Neil’s side whilst contributing to 15 goals in the process.
A frustrating start
Swansea City sit 20th in the Championship table, after failing to win any of their opening four league matches, instead drawing twice and losing the other two.
The Swans began with a 1-1 draw against Birmingham City, before being beaten by West Bromwich Albion. The club did bounce back with a 1-1 draw against beaten play-off finalists Coventry before losing to Preston last time out and will be aiming for their first win against Bristol City this weekend.
A positive summer
Swansea City may have lost their star forward Joel Piroe to Leeds United, but Michael Duff’s men have had a strong start to the summer transfer window, bringing several new players to South Wales during the off-season.
This includes Newcastle’s Harrison Ashby and Blackpool’s Jerry Yates, with the former scoring during Saturday’s 2-1 loss against Preston North End.
Josh Tymon has plenty of Championship experience for both Stoke City and Hull City but has fallen out of favour following a busy summer from Alex Neil’s men and is in need of more first-team action this season.
Likewise, Swansea are in the market for a left-sided defender and Tymon would be an ideal fit for the Championship side, especially given his age and experience that he already has under his belt.