According to The Sun, Swansea City are ready to launch a late bid for Yaser Kasim.
The report claims that the Swans have been impressed by Swindon Town’s midfielder and are ready to make a deadline day move for the player who is said to be worth in the region of £1 million.
Kasim, a full international and current Iraqi Player of the Year, started his career at Tottenham Hotspur before moving on to Swindon after a struggle to break in at White Hart Lane.
Like many former youngsters, the 24-year-old has made a name for himself in the lower leagues and was one of the club’s outstanding players as Swindon made a run to the League One playoff final last term.
However, a number of departures and an ensuing poor run of form has seen Swindon struggle this season, making them vulnerable in terms of keeping hold of their better players.
Kasim has been an almost ever-present in midfield for The Robins since joining the club, and some could argue that he is ready to make the step up to Championship or even Premier League level.
Swansea have allegedly been monitoring his progress for some time, and now the Welsh club seemingly feel the time is right to make their move and bring him to the Liberty Stadium.
Francesco Guidolin’s side are still short of an addition or two and while Kasim may not be ready for the first-team eleven just yet, he could make a decent squad player in the short-term.