Swansea City have lost out in the race to sign Lucas Castaignos after the forward signed for Eintracht Frankfurt for €2.5 million from FC Twente.
Castaignos has been a prime target for the Swans in recent years, with Huw Jenkins even having confirmed the club’s interest in the 22 year-old not only last year, but also as recently as May.
Jenkins told the BBC
“Castaignos is just one of a number of players we’ve been looking at of late.”
The striker has been continually monitored by the Welsh outfit, with rumours persisting that Garry Monk’s side would go in for the striker once more this summer. However, after the signings of Andre Ayew and Eder, the striker probably felt he wasn’t going to get his Premier League move.
The Dutch born frontman’s contract was due to expire with Twente next summer, but with his future up in the air with Swansea’s interest not waning despite the side making moves in the transfer market in his position, the player decided to join Bundesliga side Frankfurt in a cut price deal.
Frankfurt have pounced on Swansea’s hesitancy by picking up the young Dutch prospect, who netted 42 times in three seasons at the Dutch side. The club will be hoping the player can produce the goods which saw Swansea interested in his services for two years.