Arriving at UD Las Palmas back in 2015 for just under £800k, Jonathan Viera has managed to make a very good name for himself in Spain over the past couple of seasons.
Scoring 10 goals and picking up eight assists in his first season back in La Liga, the 27-year-old managed a similar tally last year, adding another seven goals and eight assists to his tally in 31 league appearances.
With such numbers, the winger has caught the eye of Swansea in England, and reports from Spain over the weekend suggested that a €25m offer for the Spanish forward was rejected by Las Palmas, who won’t sell for less than the €30m in his release clause.
This is why when we saw France Football journalist Nabil Djellit claim on Twitter that Swansea could ‘very quickly’ put forward an offer of €12m for Viera, we weren’t quite sure what to think.
— Nabil Djellit (@Nabil_djellit) 17 July 2017
Clearly, something isn’t right here.
Either that or Swansea don’t really know how the transfer market works, as halving your offer after seeing your first bid rejected isn’t the way to go.
We’re going to go for the former option, though.