Reports in Sweden this afternoon are suggesting that 26 year old Greek-Swedish centre back Sotirios Papagiannopoulos, who plays for Swedish club Östersunds FK (the same club the Swans signed Modou Barrow from), arrived in Swansea this morning to undergo a trial with the club.The 6ft 3″ defender is reported as being both quick and strong having played all his football in the Greek Premier League for PAOK and the Swedish Allsvenskan.
Apparently it is not the first time the Swans have expressed an interest in the right-footed player and Östersunds FK’s chairman is reported as saying that for the time being the player is being assessed with a view to a permanent move in the January transfer window.
He aroused interest from the Swans when he played for Östersunds FK v Everton in a friendly back in March of this year.
Only time will tell if anything comes of the trial but at least the club appear to be looking to move on players of interest ahead of the transfer window, rather than leaving it to the last chance saloon.
If he does sign for the club, then all I will say is good luck to whomever prints the name on the shirts!!