Striker keen for Swans loan move
Swansea are set to complete the loan signing of Kaiserslautern's Israeli striker Itay Shechter after he appeared against Stuttgart.
The 25-year-old striker is set to leave the German club after a difficult campaign last season in which he scored three Bundesliga goals in 23 appearances as his side were relegated.
But Swans boss Michael Laudrup has identified him as a useful target man and Shechter is looking forward to tying up the loose ends of a move to the Liberty Stadium early next week.
"I am very lucky and I realise a dream by having the opportunity to discover the Premier League, which is for me the best championship in the world," said the Israeli striker.
Shechter, who has 13 caps for Israel, cost Kaiserslautern £2million from Hapoel Tel Aviv 12 months ago and has a contract that runs until 2015.
Although the paperwork on the striker's one-year loan move from Kaiserslautern has yet to be finalised, the Bundesliga club gave the Swans permission to play him in the pre-season friendly on Saturday.