Swansea City are not expected to take a step for the talented Manchester City youngster James McAtee.
The 19-year-old offensive midfielder is extremely highly regarded by the Premier League champions, but he has understandably found it difficult to get playing time in Pep Guardiola’s incredibly talented squad.
Therefore, it has been suggested that McAtee could be on the move, with a temporary switch to the Swans, which is believed to have been an option after considering the player in January.
However, Wales Online has revealed that club sources have downplayed talk that McAtee should be linked with Russell Martin’s men in the summer transfer window.
It has been claimed that Southampton are also tracking the teenager and they would obviously be a more attractive option because they can offer Premier League football to the player.
The Swans are expected to be busy in the transfer market as Martin looks set to reshape his squad, although new contracts may depend on which players leave the club in the coming weeks due to the financial situation.
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It’s a shame for Swansea as McAtee would have been an excellent signing if they could have succeeded because he is such an exciting talent.
But it would always be a difficult deal to make so you can understand why the club is downplaying the chances of getting it done.
Of course, things can change in the market very quickly, but if the young player is allowed to leave, it would be a surprise if a team in the bottom half did not take a chance on McAtee.
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