Swansea misfit Eder joins Lille on loan

Rob Conlon
Eder: Striker made only four starts after £5million move

Swansea City flop Eder has joined French side Lille on loan for the rest of the season.

Striker Eder only signed a three-year Swansea deal last summer after completing a £5million move from Portuguese club Sporting Braga.

But the 21-times capped Portugal international has had limited opportunities at the Liberty Stadium and made only four starts in his 15 appearances.

The 28-year-old has started only two Premier League games and failed to score a single goal for Swansea.

Eder was allowed to leave for Ligue 1 Lille following Swansea’s £8million purchase of Alberto Paloschi from Chievo last Friday.

“I am very happy to be here,” Eder told the official Lille website.

“I have been extremely well received by the Lille representatives, I also liked the first contact had with the manager and with the technical staff.

“I can’t wait now to meet my new team-mates and to train and to play in the LOSC shirt.”