It really hasn’t been a long time since Swansea City were last linked to UD Las Palmas striker Jonathan Viera.
The Welsh club are said to be one of the main competitors who continue to be interested in signing the 27-year-old, despite being also struggling with his price.
But today, local outlet Canarias 7 says the club are back after their interest went cold for a while. It’s claimed the money from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s sale should give Swansea the resources to finally go after the Spaniard.
The website explains the club’s board also suggested Nacer Chadli from West Brom, but manager Paul Clement really has Viera as the priority, even though he’s expected to be more expensive.
Canarias 7 report that Viera recently said he wants to be ‘more valued’ at Las Palmas, something that obviously means a pay raise. The Spanish club’s president offered him one, but it’s always hard to compete with Premier League sides.
To get Viera, there’s no negotiation. Swansea will have to pay for the €30m release clause, otherwise he’s not leaving.
It would be a surprise if Swansea went to such an amount, and, as it seemed first time around, this could all be designed to pressure Las Palmas to up their salary offer.
Sigurdsson hasn’t even been sold yet and already the Spanish media are eyeing up Swansea’s money.