Negotiations are ‘in place’ as French side Lille are interested in signing striker Eder on a permanent deal
Negotiations are ‘in place’ as French side Lille are interested in signing striker Eder on a permanent deal.
L’Equipe are reporting that the Portuguese striker, who will travel with the squad to the Euros next month, could make his loan move at Lille permanent with a fee of 4.5million euros.
The player’s agent, Beck told Get French Football News:
“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,”
“So it is something we are trying to work on. There are discussions ongoing. He has had a great six months at Lille, he has shown not only is he a great goalscorer but he has proved a capacity to set others up as well.
“I think in the form he is now, I am 100 per cent sure that he can play a big part for Portugal in the Euros.”
Eder struggled for games after his £5m Summer 2015 move from Braga, as then-manager Garry Monk kept faith in Bafetimbi Gomis.
But when Gomis was finally dropped from the side, Eder didn’t take his opportunity to prove that he was more worthy of a first team place in the side.
After failing to score a single goal in the first half of the season and in 2 starts and 11 substitute appearances, he was loaned out to Lille where he netted 6 goals in 12 starts.
The striker has found his feet in France – not to mention his goalscoring boots and it makes sense for all parties to make the move happen – even if the Swans will make a £1.5m loss.