£5m Swansea City striker flop Eder admits wanting summer exit

The Portuguese international would like a permanent switch to loan club Lille.

Swansea City owned striker Eder has confirmed that he wants to remain with current loan club Lille beyond the summer.

The Portuguese international has been speaking to Goal this week about his Swansea future and made it clear that he would prefer to remain at the French club then head back to Wales in the summer.

He stated:

“I would love to stay in Lille next season, and I would love to be a part of this exciting project. But it is not decided yet. I’m happy here.

“I have been playing some of the very best football in my career with LOSC. I got a great opportunity here, and I have the trust of coach Frederic Antonetti. Each day I work hard to repay him for that.”

According to the BBC Swansea spent around £5 million to sign the Portuguese international striker from Braga in the summer.

In his 17 appearances with the club Eder failed to find the back of the net. After signing Alberto Paloschi from Chievo the club sent Eder out on loan to Lille.

Eder has scored five goals in 12 appearances for the club since joining on loan and L’Equipe recently reported that Lille are keen on keeping hold of the player this summer.

Swansea would surely be happy to sell the Portuguese international at the right price, considering the small impact he had at the Liberty Stadium.

Now if Lille can find the funds to make a deal happen it seems this is a likely summer transfer.

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