Swansea City have completed the signing of Falkirk striker Botti Biabi, with the Bairns bringing former striker Lee Miller back to the club on a short-term deal.
The 19-year-old Biabi has agreed a three-year deal with the Swans for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance. London-born Biabi will link up with the club’s under-21 squad.
Biabi, who has represented Scotland at U19 level, becomes the Swans’ third signing from Falkirk during the last 18 months, following Jay Fulton and Stephen Kingsley to the Liberty Stadium.
“I am excited to join because this is a big club,” Biabi told www.swanseacity.net. “Stephen and Jay arrived here from Falkirk, so that will help me settle into the club. I have spoken to them, and they’ve made me feel very welcome.”
It is understood Biabi has earned Falkirk an initial £150,000 and will generate the same again if he makes a single first-team appearance.
Other, more ambitious “add-ons”, could earn the Bairns more money.
Peter Houston, the Falkirk manager, said: “The deal is done and I wish him the best of luck.
“He’s a nice kid, who has raw potential and it’s a fantastic opportunity for him.”
Falkirk yesterday confirmed that Miller had returned to the club on a short-term deal. He is expected to make his second debut for the club where he began his career when the Bairns host Peterhead in the Petrofac Training Cup tonight.
The 32-year-old, cleared by the SPFL to play, despite being an unused substitute as a trialist for Livingston in the previous round – netted in an U20s game against Hibernian last week and has been snapped up until January.
The former Bristol City, Dundee United and Aberdeen forward, who was freed by Kilmarnock in the summer, will combine his playing duties with a role coaching the forwards at the Championship club