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Swans closing on McEachran deal

January 10, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers says that he expects to secure the loan signing of midfielder Josh McEachran from Chelsea in the 'next few days'.

Josh McEachran
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McEachran, 18, has seen his first-team opportunities limited this season and will move away on loan for the second half of the season. The highly-rated youngster has been attracting the attention of Bolton, but Chelsea's former youth team manager Rodgers used his relationship with the Blues to push the deal through.

"Hopefully we can get that agreement confirmed in the next 24-48 hours. We've obviously made an enquiry," Rodgers told talkSPORT. "Josh is a boy I know well so we'll see if we can organise the move over the next few days.

"He'll be brilliant for the Swansea supporters and they'll get to witness one of the best talents this country's got. He's a player who sees passes from the sky. He's an incredible passer of the ball and I know the England set-up have very high hopes for him as well.

"He's a kid who can create chances and has wonderful vision on the ball, he fits perfectly into our team. I've got a really talented group of players at this level and he'll come into the squad and add to that for the second part of the season."