Tonight's Swansea City transfer news as summer signing says goodbye to fans and Ronald loving life in Wales

-Credit: (Image: Instagram)
-Credit: (Image: Instagram)

Here's your round-up of all the latest Swansea City news for Friday, July 5.

Eom bids farewell

Eom Ji-sung has been given an official send-off from Gwangju FC fans ahead of his proposed move to Swansea City.

The K-League side claim to have accepted a deal believed to be worth around £1m for the winger, and hosted an event offering fans the opportunity to say goodbye on Friday.

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Speaking at the event at Gwangju City Hall, Eom told supporters: "I was able to come this far thanks to the support of the fans.

"I am happy to be here because so many fans came to see me. I have played for Gwangju FC for four years since 2021 and have already played in over 100 games.

"I was able to come this far thanks to the support of the fans. Thanks to the fans, I was able to run without giving up.

"Even after I leave Gwangju FC, I ask for your continued support of Gwangju FC."

Swansea are yet to confirm that a deal has been accepted, but it nevertheless appears increasingly likely that the 22-year-old will become their first signing of the summer.

Rooney hoping for Whittaker stay

Plymouth Argyle head coach Wayne Rooney says he wants Morgan Whittaker to stay at the club amid ongoing speculation over the forward's future this summer.

The 23-year-old netted 20 goals in all competitions last season following his £1m move from Swansea City, and was also named in the Championship team of the season.

Premier League duo Wolves and Brentford have both reportedly taken an interest, and the Pilgrims may well face a fight to keep hold of him.

"I'm sure there will be interest, I'm sure there will be bids for him, but from our point of view he's an Argyle player and I want to try and move forward with Morgan," Rooney said.

"Of course if you're getting crazy offers, as a club you have to look at that, but we want him here, we want him to be part of the squad.

"He's a fantastic player as we saw last season, but he's a really good human being as well.

"After Covid when you could go back in groups of two, I was training with Morgan in the first week, which wasn't easy at my age to try and keep up with him.

"But Morgan has come in, as everyone else has for pre-season training, trained really well with a smile on his face and he is a quality player, there's no getting beyond that."

Rodon happy to be 'home'

Joe Rodon says he's raring to go after securing a permanent move to Leeds United this summer.

After weeks of speculation over his future, the Wales international sealed a return to Elland Road in a £10m move from Tottenham this week, amid competition from Premier League sides, including Steve Cooper's Leicester City.

Rodon was a mainstay in the Leeds defence last season during what was a hugely successful loan spell, making 50 appearances across all competitions.

Rodon was a mainstay of the Whites defence last year as Daniel Farke's troops finished third in the Championship. The 26-year-old quickly established himself as a big fans' favourite, making 50 appearances across all competitions.

Commenting on his return, Rodon posted on his Instagram account: “So happy to be back at this great club! I’ve always felt so at home here and I’m looking forward to a big season!”

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Ronald eyeing promotion push

Ronald says Swansea City will "seek promotion at all costs" next season.

The Brazilian has returned to pre-season training with his team-mates recently, having spent a short break back in his hometown of Corumba.

The winger was bright spot in what was otherwise a pretty disappointing season for the Swans, but he says the coming season will give fans "a lot of joy" under boss Luke Williams.

“It was great to enjoy the vacation period with my family back in my hometown of Corumbá. But now I’m also very happy to be back at Swansea. Focus a lot on our preparation for the season. It’s an honour to play for this club and it was great to see my team-mates again,” he told Sambafoot.

“This year we are thirsty for victories. We will seek promotion at all costs. I adapted well to the team and the city and I believe this will be an even better season, both individually and collectively. I’m sure we’ll give our fans a lot of joy."