Swansea consider bid for £10m Huddersfield midfielder Philip Billing
Swansea City are lining up a bid for Huddersfield Town’s promising Danish midfielder Philip Billing who could be worth as much as £10 million in the current feverish Premier League market. Billing, 21, made a breakthrough into the Huddersfield team in the 2015-16 season and continued his progress last season with 16 Championship appearances. In March he earned lavish praise from Alan Shearer who described Billing’s performance in his club’s 5-1 defeat to Manchester City in the newly-promoted club’s FA Cup fifth round replay as “brilliant”. Billing has three years left on his Huddersfield contract and the club are likely to be resistant to letting him go now given the likelihood that his value will climb with a successful showing in the Premier League this season. Swansea have made just one permanent signing, the Spanish midfielder Roque Mesa from Las Palmas, for £11 million, while Jack Cork has been sold to Burnley. Gylfi Sigurdsson's future will dictate Swansea's summer transfer activity Credit: Getty images The future of Gylfi Sigurdsson is central to the plans of Swansea manager Paul Clement and while it looks increasingly likely that he will join Everton, there will be significant funds to spend if that sale goes through. At 6ft 5in, and an attacking midfielder, Billing is an interesting prospect who has caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs. He joined Huddersfield in 2013 from Esbjerg and is yet to play for his country above Under-19s level, although he has been in the Under-20s squad. There was criticism from manager David Wagner earlier in the season that his attitude left something to be desired. He won young player of the year at the club for the second season running and also the goals of the season for his effort against Cardiff City in November. Philip Billing is valued at £2.6m in Telegraph Fantasy Football, but is he good enough to make your team - pick a team now >> Who's winning the transfer window?