Swansea City ‘close to finalising’ deal for Michael Youssefs £5.6m deal

Swansea City have completed the signing of former Arsenal midfielder Michael Yousefs from Southampton for a fee in excess of £5m.

The deal is believed to be completed and will take place in the coming days, with a finalised date to be confirmed after the players’ medicals.

It is believed that Swansea will pay £5,200,000 per week, with the fee due to be payable in January 2018.

A source close to the deal told ESPN FC: “We are close to finalise the deal.

It is an agreement between two clubs.”

It’s a very big step in the right direction for the club.

“We’re pleased to have him as part of our squad, as he has the experience to make a huge contribution to the club.”

The 28-year-old Yousses contract was set to expire on January 31, 2019, but he signed a two-year deal in July and was released on August 30.

His departure has left a hole in the Swansea squad and manager Garry Monk has already said he is looking to bolster his squad.