West Aussie goalkeeper Mark Birighitti set for Swansea City deal

Mark Birighitti saves a James Jeggo effort at Hunter Stadium in December, 2015. Picture: Ashley Feder/Getty Images
Mark Birighitti saves a James Jeggo effort at Hunter Stadium in December, 2015. Picture: Ashley Feder/Getty Images

FORMER ECU Joondalup goalkeeper Mark Birighitti is set to complete the massive leap from the A-League to the English Premier League (EPL) by signing for Swansea City over the weekend.

The 25-year-old is set to pen a two-year deal at Liberty Stadium, with the possibility of a further 12 months.

Birighitti flew to London from Perth on Wednesday night. He will have a medical, most probably later today, before completing the sensational deal, which comes on the back of a fantastic season with Newcastle Jets.

Birighitti, whose Jets contract has expired, was monitored earlier this year by EPL side Bournemouth and recently relegated Newcastle United.

But it is Welsh outfit Swansea who have moved for the former ECU Joondalup and Perth SC youngster, who has also been courted by Dutch side FC Twente and Norwegian club Rosenborg.

Swansea, who were taken over by US investors last month, see Birighitti as the man to challenge current No.1 Lukasz Fabianksi, who recently played four games for Poland at Euro 2016.

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