Date: 29th July 2011 at 2:15pm
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Swansea City are set to unveil their fourth signing of the Summer on Tuesday as Leroy Lita has agreed personal terms at the Liberty Stadium.

"I think he could be a good signing, he has physical presence, and has the ability to finish aerially and on the deck. "
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The Middlesbrough striker is expected to meet with manager Brendan Rodgers and chairman Huw Jenkins next week following their return from Austria to undergo a medical and put pen to paper on a three-year deal.

Both are delighted with the news and Jenkins told the Official Site:

“Myself and Brendan (Rodgers) are delighted to come to an agreement with Leroy,”

“As I have said previously, Leroy was one of the manager’s main targets when he arrived in Swansea a year ago.”


Swansea City agreed a £1.75m fee with Championship side Middlesbrough for the 26 year-old frontman, but the news doesn’t seem to have excited many fans ahead of the new Premier League season, which kicks off in just over a fortnight.

Lita started his professional career at Bristol City, where he scored 31 goals in 44 starts before a £1m switch to Reading in 2005. He was part of the Reading side that won promotion to the Premier League in the 2005-06 season.

In 2009 he joined his current club Middlesbrough on a free transfer, netting 20 goals in 51 appearances.

What are your views on Lita’s signing? Are you happy with the news of his arrival next week?

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