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Swansea City closing in on defensive loan signing

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Just hours after confirming the appointment of a new Head of Recruitment – Andy Scott, Swansea City are expected to confirm the signing of Watford defender Ben Wilmot on loan.

The player was at our training ground on Wednesday ahead of the move which is expected to be confirmed within the next 24-48 hours.

The 19-year-old can play at centre-back as well as a defensive midfielder. A physical player and confident in his ability, despite his young age he’s someone who looks beyond his years with excellent maturity and positional sense. He also spent time on loan in the Italian Serie A last season at Udinese playing in 5 games and is a player that would offer excellent cover both in defence and in midfield.

A player in a similar style to Fulton as a defensive midfielder, he’s not afraid of pressing and getting stuck into challenges but he also has good distribution skills, often looking to progress the ball forward from the back when playing as a centre-half.

Swansea City are also thought to be following Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer with rumours suggesting that we’re the front runners to sign him on loan. Elsewhere, Jordan Ayew is expected to be close to completing a £2.5m move to Crystal Palace.

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