Swansea City are closing in on the signing of Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa, according to reports.

Reports claim that Mesa is set to join the Swans for £11 million, becoming the club’s third most expensive signing after Borja Baston and Wilfried Bony.

The 28-year-old Spaniard has spent a majority of his career at hometown club Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, becoming their star man after a pretty successful 2016/17 season.

Likened to N’Golo Kante in playing style, 5 ft’ 7 in’ Mesa is tipped to become Leon Britton’s successor at the Liberty Stadium with the Swansea legend’s career unfortunately at its tail-end.

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The former Levante midfielder has only been recognised as a real talent in the past couple of years, but was one of La Liga’s best midfielders last term.

He was the second best passer in Spain last season, only bettered by Steven N’Zonzi, and has been linked with European clubs like Sevilla and Roma.

Despite being linked to some other clubs, hopefully the Swans can finalise Mesa’s move to Wales and secure a signing that is undoubtedly a huge coup for Paul Clement.

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