Report: Nelson Oliveira set to join Swansea City

Swansea's Nelson Oliveira celebrates scoring their first goal

Swansea City are reportedly on the verge of signing Nelson Oliveira.

Swansea's Nelson Oliveira celebrates scoring their first goal

According to reports from A Bola, Swansea City are on the verge of sealing the signing of Nelson Oliveira from Benfica.

Swansea have already lost the services of Bafetimbi Gomis, Eder and Alberto Paloschi this summer and the future of star man Andre Ayew is currently hanging in the balance.

The mass exodus means that Swansea’s attacking lineup has been left extremely weakened and manager Francesco Guidolin will surely need to bring in a couple of strikers to the Liberty Stadium before the start of the Premier League campaign.

Nelson Oliveira of Nottingham Forest in action with Liam Cooper of Leeds United

A host of high profile names such as Leonardo Ulloa (BBC), Peter Crouch (The Sun) and even Wilfried Bony (The Express) have been linked with a move to Swansea over the past few weeks, but in surprise reports emerging out of Portugal the Swans are said to be on the verge of making a move for Oliveira.

According to reports from A Bola, Swansea have agreed a deal in principle with Benfica to sign Oliveira and the transfer will be concluded within the next few days.

Nottingham Forest's Nelson Oliveira in action with Charlton Athletic's Morgan Fox

Oliveira previously played for Swansea back in the 2014/15 campaign and while he did not enjoy the best of spells in front of goal, the striker managed to prove his worth to fans in England while on loan at Nottingham Forest last season, where he scored nine goals in 28 appearances.

As a result of his fine form at the City Ground, Swansea seemed to have been convinced to take another chance on Oliveira and this time the Welsh side are believed to be signing the Portuguese international on a permanent basis.

Nelson Oliveira scoring for Benfica

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