Swansea City forward Eder’s agent Mikkel Beck has suggested in an interview with Get French Football News that his client is seeking a permanent switch to Lille this summer.
The Portugal international joined the club from Braga on a three-year deal last summer, yet after making limited starts at the Liberty Stadium he soon moved to Lille in January on loan.
His stay in France has been much more successful, with the 28-year-old scoring five times in 11 matches.
Unlikely to break in to Swansea’s first-team set-up upon his expected return to South Wales this summer, his agent Mikkel Beck has told reporters that Eder is keen to remain at Lille on a permanent basis.
“There is an interest from Lille in keeping Eder and Eder would like to stay at Lille because he feels like this is the right place for him. There are discussions ongoing. We are looking at it,” Beck told GFFN.
Eder had a fairly solid scoring record prior to joining Swansea last summer, yet he just couldn’t cope with the physicality and pace of the Premier League as he looked lightweight despite his tall frame.
With Gary Monk losing his job at Swansea, the forward’s chances of retaining a first-team spot decreased upon the arrival of Francesco Guidolin and a loan move away from the club came as little surprise.
After a solid spell at Lille, his agent suggests the clubs are working towards making a permanent switch happen though the Swans will no doubt have to consider ultimately taking a loss on his fee.