Glory Nzingo joins Swansea City Academy
Irish midfielder Glory Nzingo has joined Swansea City’s academy after completing a move from Stade de Reims for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.
Nzingo has signed a contract through to the end of June 2026 and will link up with Anthony Wright's under-21 squad ahead of the upcoming season.
The Republic of Ireland youth International joined French Ligue 1 club Stade de Reims in the summer of 2021 and made several league appearances for their B team.
Born in Dublin, Nzingo enjoyed success at youth level with League of Ireland Premier Division side St. Patrick's Athletic, winning the under-15 league and cup double in his first season, and was part of the club's under-19 league winning squad in December 2020.
The 18-year-old made his Saints first-team debut in a pre-season friendly against Chelsea in 2019, aged just 14.
“Central midfield is a position where we have a real depth of talent, many of whom have impacted the first team already," said Swansea City academy manager Andy Goldie.
"However Glory is a player we have monitored since before Covid, and he offers an exciting profile and dimension to what we already have in that area of the pitch.
"We’re delighted to eventually be able to welcome him to Swansea City, and thank Yann Kombouaré and Stade de Reims for their cooperation and professionalism throughout the process.
"Recognition must also go to Jack Chapman, Rebecca Gigg and Ben Greenwood, for all their hard work and efforts in Glory’s signing.”
Head of academy recruitment Jack Chapman added: “We’re delighted to welcome Glory to the club. He first came on our radar when he was flourishing at St. Patrick's.
"At the time Brexit made it more difficult to get him across, but we monitored his situation in France and now we’ve taken advantage of the opportunity to have him on board.
"Glory spent some time with us at the back end of the season and fitted in with the group instantly. We’re excited to see him add to what has been a really good group to watch last season, and hopefully he will push the quality level on a day-to-day basis.
"He’s an energetic presence in the middle of midfield where he likes to carry the ball, and we feel he will complement the other profiles already in the squad.
"We look forward to supporting Glory, we hope he enjoys his football at the club and elevates himself towards the first team.”