Swansea City to complete signing of Osasuna winger Roland Lamah
SWANSEA City will today make Osasuna winger Roland Lamah their first signing of the January transfer window.
Belgian international Lamah will join Swansea on an 18-month loan deal with an option to make the move permanent at any time during that period.
He agreed personal terms and completed a medical at the Liberty Stadium yesterday, but paperwork issues at Osasuna meant Lamah was unable to conclude the transfer last night.
The Swans have paid an undisclosed loan fee for the 5ft 9in speedster, whose Osasuna contract will expire at the end of the loan spell.
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The 25-year-old, who was born in the Ivory Coast but has won five caps for Belgium, has made 15 appearances for Osasuna this season and scored two goals.
Lamah can also operate as a striker, though it is believed he has been signed primarily as a wide player who will compete with the likes of Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and club-record signing Pablo Hernandez for a starting place.
His arrival is expected to be the catalyst for a busy couple of weeks for Swansea, who are also looking to sign Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones.
The Trinidad & Tobago international is Michael Laudrup's top transfer target this month, and has scored four goals in 16 appearances for the Potters this season.
Jones cost Stoke £8 million in the summer of 2010, and Tony Pulis's side will be hoping to recoup well over half of that figure if they are to let the 28-year-old join Swansea.