Swansea reportedly agree deal to sign impressive World Cup youngster

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Swansea City have reportedly agreed a deal to sign versatile defender Muhamed Besic, who impressed at the World Cup with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Garry Monk looks set to boost his squad with the arrival of Muhamed Besic, who could even join the squad for their pre-season USA tour as a deal has reportedly been agreed.

Reports from Bosnia have claimed that the Swans have agreed a €5million fee with Hungarian side Ferencvaros FC for the 21-year-old defender who can also play as a defensive midfielder.

He played in the Bosnian midfield at the World Cup and impressed in the role alongside Miralem Pjanic, playing in all three group games before the tournament debutants were eliminated.

Swansea have wasted no time and look to have beaten a host of sides to the former-Hamburg man's signature, with Everton, Cardiff City, West Ham United and Sevilla all believed to have been tracking him.

Besic is expected to sign a three-year deal with Swansea as Monk looks set to add some quality to his side ahead of his first full season as manager.

The Swans have been looking at many defensive options and Besic is a perfect solution because of the fact that he can play at centre-back or in the defensive midfield role he thrived in on the biggest stage of all.

  MatchdayTeamPosTouchesTotal TackleDuel WonAccurate PassInterceptionMins
Muhamed Besic 03 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF 115 4 10 84 1 90
Muhamed Besic 02 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF 101 4 8 70 5 90
Muhamed Besic 01 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF 63 1 3 49 1 90

His performance improved in every game at the tournament in Brazil, and he was a key figure in each of Bosnia's games in their first-ever World Cup.

Besic was dubbed as "Messi's shadow" in Bosnia after his excellent job of man-marking the Argentine star in their opening game, and the youngster will certainly add some tenacity to the Swansea side ahead of the new season if the latest reports are true.

 

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