According to the French publication L’Equipe, Swansea City have finally reached an agreement with French side St Etienne for highly-rated defender Franck Tabanou.
The 26-year-old is predominantly a left-back but is also capable of playing out on the left wing, as proven on a number of occasions last season.
The BBC last week reported that the player was keen on a move to the Liberty Stadium, following previous talks in January, though on that occasion a deal couldn’t be struck.
His agent Philipe Lamboley was quoted as saying by the BBC: "Has chosen Swansea, he has told me he is not interested in any other offers from any other clubs."
St Etienne were reportedly holding out for a bigger transfer fee but, after a number of conversations, reports now state that a €5 million deal has been agreed.
“The player is all set to join Swansea in the middle of this month for a €5m fee. He has not signed the contract, but a three-year deal has been agreed,” popular French blogging site GFF announced.
Tabanou made a total of 30 Ligue 1 starts last season, providing an impressive five assists and averaging 4.2 effective clearances per encounter.
The Welsh outfit are quite light in the full-back areas, and Tabanou’s versatility and ability to push further forward will without doubt help to add more competition for places.