Swansea price star forward Joel Piroe out of dream Premier League move as they place a £20m price tag on the Dutchman amid interest from Leicester after 22-goal Championship season
- Swansea have put a £20million price tag on 20-year-old forward Joel Piroe
- He had been tracked by several Premier League sides including Leicester
- Piroe scored 24 goals last season and has been capped at youth level by Holland
- It was his debut season in England after signing for £1million from PSV last year
Swansea are pricing star forward Joel Piroe out of a dream move to the Premier League by placing a massive £20million valuation on his head.
The Championship club signed the forward from PSV at the start of last season for a fee of around £1million.
And just 12 months later Swansea are telling interested parties that Piroe can only leave this summer if they receive an offer worth 20 times what they paid for him in July 2021.
Joel Piroe had a breakout first season in English football, scoring 24 goals in all competitions
Swansea manager Russell Martin has managed to get the best out of 20-year-old Piroe
A number of top-flight clubs, including Leicester, have been linked with Piroe.
But his hefty price tag has become a major stumbling block towards the 22-year-old’s chances of playing top-flight football next season.
Championship side Watford had also been rumoured to be interested,
Piroe was one of the stars of the previous Championship season, scoring 22 goals in his first season in England.
Several Premier League clubs had been interested in Piroe, including Leicester City
His performances have attracted interest from across Europe, but as it stands his £20million price tag is proving prohibitive.
It has also been suggested that Swansea are reluctant to lose both Flynn Downes and Piroe in the same window.
The forward has been capped at various youth levels for Holland and scored 24 goals in all competitions for Swansea last season.