Falkirk’s teenage striker Botti Biabi is extremely close to sealing a move to Swansea City, according to breaking reports.
The 19-year-old has come down to the Liberty Stadium to have a medical after the two clubs agreed a six-figure fee. Despite only making 12 starts for Falkirk, Biabi is highly thought of in Scottish football and is expected to be a real hit in South Wales. Speaking to BBC Scotland, Falkirk boss Peter Houston said;
“Botti had travelled down to Swansea and he’s had his medical. It isn’t fully done, but he is keen to join such a big club. We would have liked to have kept him for another season. Perhaps it would have been the best thing for him to develop, but sometimes these moves disappear – anything can happen, injury can happen.
“It is one of these things. How can you deny a young player the opportunity? We always say to young players who come to the Falkirk Stadium: ‘If you develop properly and big clubs come for you, we won’t stand in your way’.”
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Despite nothing being officially confirmed yet, the Swans are expected to announce the signing very soon. Swansea have had their eye on the London-born striker for quite some time. Houston added;
“We visited Swansea at the end of the season there and they probably watched him in one of the games we played down there against them and took a liking to him.”