Swansea City have confirmed the signing of former Bristol City midfielder Liam Walsh on a three-year deal, as reported by Bristol Live.
The Lowdown: Swansea City get busy moving towards 2021/22
Looking towards the new season, fans will be intrigued to see how Steve Cooper’s men bounce back from May’s play-off final disappointment.
Making moves in the transfer market, the Swans have secured deals for former PSV Eindhoven man Joel Piroe alongside Scotland under-21 international Kyle Joseph [Transfermarkt], and a third summer signing will now be making his way to the Liberty Stadium.
Will Liam Walsh be a success at Swansea City?
The Latest: Walsh completes Swansea move on three-year contract
Free agent Walsh has completed a deal at the south Wales club following his release by the Robins, signing a three-year contract for Cooper’s side [Bristol Live].
Despite being highly-rated at Ashton Gate, manager Nigel Pearson had decided to let the 23-year-old leave due to financial concerns, therefore enabling Swansea to swoop for his services [Bristol Live].
Intriguingly, Walsh follows a very similar path to his new team-mate Korey Smith, who also swapped Bristol City for Swansea 11 months ago [swanseacity.com].
The Verdict: Walsh seems an astute piece of business by Swansea
Upon reflection, Walsh would appear to represent an astute piece of business by the Swansea hierarchy. Young, available for free and with plenty of scope to develop further, he could well prove to be an inspired acquisition come the end of the forthcoming campaign.
He suffered an injury-hit 2020/21 campaign, managing just three appearances [Transfermarkt], but he is still highly-regarded by many around him. His admirers include Premier League legend Matt Le Tissier, who once labelled the Huyton native as ‘top drawer’ during his time with Coventry City [Coventry Live].
Pressing ahead to pre-season, Swansea will no doubt look to get Walsh up to speed in order to realise his qualities on a weekly basis.
In other news, this former Swansea City man has applauded an ex-teammate’s transfer.
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