Swans grab Graham’s signature

The Swans have recruited the 25-year-old on a four-year contract.

Graham was the top scorer in the Championship last season with 24

goals and was a reported target for a host of top-flight sides,

including QPR and West Brom. The deal for Graham remains subject to

a medical, which will be completed when the player returns from

holiday. A Swansea statement read: “The club has today agreed

personal terms with Watford striker Danny Graham. “Graham will sign

a four-year contract with an additional 15% sell-on clause to

Watford on any profit above the £3.5million.” Swans chairman

Huw Jenkins added on their club website: “Danny has also spoken to

[Swans manager] Brendan Rodgers at length. “He is thrilled to

conclude the deal and is looking forward to the challenge of

Premier League football with Swansea. “He is a player we have

admired for quite some time and as a football club we are delighted

to get our man. “Brendan is looking forward to working with him and

there is no doubt he will strengthen our team for the new

campaign.” Graham, who began his career at Middlesbrough, scored 41

goals in 99 appearances for the Hornets since arriving at the club

from Carlisle in a £350,000 deal in 2007. Carlisle are also

set to profit to the tune of nearly £500,000 as the result of

a 15% sell-on clause in the deal that took Graham to Vicarage Road.