Aldo Kalulu: Swansea City sign Basel forward on loan

By Gareth VincentBBC Sport Wales
Aldo Kalulu
Lyon-born Aldo Kalulu is eligible to play for Rwanda as well as France

Swansea City have signed Basel forward Aldo Kalulu on a season-long loan.

Kalulu, 23, who is known for his pace, came through the ranks at French club Lyon before joining Swiss side Basel last summer.

The former France Under-18 international moved to Switzerland after an impressive loan spell in the French second tier with Sochaux.

Swansea have been looking for attacking players having sold Daniel James and Oli McBurnie this summer.

They are still hopeful of adding another forward after completing the Kalulu deal.

Kalulu scored 11 times in 31 league games for Sochaux, having netted three goals in 17 Lyon appearances.

But he has been allowed to move having failed to find the target in 17 Basel games.

Kalulu revealed that he took advice from former Lyon team-mate and ex-Swan Bafetimbi Gomis before agreeing to move to the Liberty Stadium.

"I spoke a little bit with my friend Bafetimbi Gomis, who played for Swansea," Kalulu told the Swansea website.

"I knew him when we were at Lyon and he told me a lot of good things about Swansea.

"I will let people make up their own minds about me as a player but I am fast, I like to dribble and I want to score goals and make assists.

"I can play anywhere the coach wants me to. I can play as a number nine or as a winger. My best position is behind the striker but I can play anywhere I am needed."

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