Liverpool and Barcelona are set to lose out in pursuit of Falkirk ace Tony Gallacher, with Swansea close to sealing a £750,000 deal to land the left-back.

According to Daily Mail, Swansea are set to complete a brilliant coup, with the Welsh outfit close to completing a deal to land teenage left-back Tony Gallacher. The player has been on the radar of Liverpool, Manchester United, Rangers and Barcelona – all of whom are set to be disappointed.

Tony Gallacher is the latest left-back prodigy to emerge in the British sub-continent. At 18, the player has already become a senior member of the squad at Falkirk and his performances have impressed all the scouts in attendance, only increasing the interest in the teenage left-back.

The player has featured in 17 matches so far, with 2 assists to his name. But, more than the return, his integrity on the left side of the defence is something that has been lauded.

The likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona and Rangers had all been linked to the 18-year-old previously. All of the four clubs had their scouts in attendance and seem to have sent back glittering reports of the left-back’s potential and current ability.

There are other clubs that stand a better and more realistic chance of landing the player though, with perhaps, first-team minutes a major bone of contention. Derby County, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United are all interested in Gallacher and could possibly promise first-team football in order to convince the 18-year-old.

But, it is Swansea that seem to be edging closer to clinching a deal for the Falkirk ace. The left-back already saw a bid of £750,000 from Swansea being rejected by Falkirk in the summer. But, with the Scottish club now in a financial rut, of sorts, they have lowered their asking price and could agree a deal around the same figure they rejected once before.

However, the fans would not be happy with Swansea’s transfer strategy. Rock bottom at the halfway mark of the Premier League, the fans would be expecting some strong reinforcements in January. Gallacher, even though a prodigy, is not a readymade upgrade or a player than can uplift the entire team.

Still, the fee seems minimal and this could be a transfer that could see Swansea reap huge dividends in the future.

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