Transfer talk

Lita completes Swansea move

August 3, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Swansea City have signed Middlesbrough striker Leroy Lita from Middlesbrough for £1.75 million.

Leroy Lita
GettyImagesLeroy Lita coiuld be on his way

Lita, 26, had been in talks with Swansea for the past week and has now put pen to paper on a three-year contract.

He made his name first with Bristol City and then Reading but has seen his career stagnate in the last three years, which saw the Royals loan him first to Charlton Athletic and then Norwich City. He moved to Middlesbrough in 2009.

Lita, 26, is the second striker to be added to the Swans' ranks following the capture of club record signing Danny Graham from Watford for £3.5 million.

Swansea are also closing in on completing a deal for Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge. A fee has been agreed for the former England Under-21 international.

But one man who has left the Liberty Stadium is Gorka Pintado. The injury-plagued Spanish striker has had the final year of his contract cancelled by mutual consent.