Swans close in on McEachran
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed Josh McEachran will seal a loan move to the Liberty Stadium 'in the next 24-48 hours'.
Last Updated: 10/01/12 2:05pm
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Chelsea youngster Josh McEachran will seal a loan move to the Liberty Stadium 'in the next 24-48 hours'.
The 18-year-old is highly rated at Stamford Bridge but Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is keen for the player to gain some valuable first-team experience.
Rodgers is also a long-term admirer of the England Under 21 midfielder since his time as youth team coach at the London club.
Bolton and Aston Villa have also been linked with a move for McEachran but Rodgers is confident the Swans have won the race for the starlet's signature and that he will fit in well in South Wales.
"Hopefully, we can get that agreement confirmed in the next 24-48 hours," he said.
"Josh is a boy I know well so we'll see if we can organise the move over the next few days.
"He'll be brilliant for the Swansea supporters and they'll get to witness one of the best talents this country's got.
"He's a player who sees passes from the sky. He's an incredible passer of the ball and I know the England set-up have very high hopes for him as well.
"He's a kid who can create chances and has wonderful vision on the ball - he fits perfectly into our team.
"I've got a really talented group of players at this level and he'll come into the squad and add to that for the second part of the season."